Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., LL.D. (hon.) is an internationally distinguished scholar on global health. As University Professor, Gostin holds the highest academic rank conferred by Georgetown University’s president. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Council of Foreign Relations, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.
Gostin is director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights and he has served on major WHO committees including the Director-General’s advisory committee for reforming the WHO. He served on two global commissions investigating WHO’s response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak. In 2016, President Obama appointed Gostin to the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Gostin holds international academic professorial appointments at Oxford University, the University of Sydney, and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, among others, and has received numerous awards and honorary degrees. The National Consumer Council (UK) conferred the Rosemary Delbridge Memorial Award on Prof. Gostin for the person “who has most influenced Parliament and government to act for the welfare of society.” The American Public Health Association awarded Gostin its Distinguished Lifetime Service Award. He is JAMA’s Legal & Global Health Correspondent.
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