COVID-19

Supporting the global health policy response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, my global health scholarship with policymakers has sought to advance human rights in infectious disease control, conceptualize how human rights are limited in the pandemic response, and outline how human rights can frame the healthcare services, basic needs of those practicing social distancing, and global solidarity necessary to ensure universal access to a prospective vaccine. Beyond this human rights analysis, I am examining public policy reforms necessary for nations to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease and framing global health governance reforms to strengthen the International Health Regulations to meet future threats.
PublicationsPresentationsPublic Engagement
Health Law Professors Conference
Presentations
Jun 2021
Revisiting the International Health Regulations in the COVID-19 Response: Reforming Global Health Law
OpinioJuris: In association with the International Commission of Jurists
Public Engagement
Jun 2021
Reshaping Global Health Law in the Wake of COVID-19 to Uphold Human Rights
World Health Assembly Side Event
Public Engagement
May 2021
Strengthening Human Rights to Respond to Pandemic Threats
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
May 2021
Strengthening Human Rights in Global Health Law: Lessons from the COVID-19 Response
Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Publications
May 2021
Background Paper 11: Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
BMJ Global Health
Publications
Apr 2021
Using the COVID-19 Pandemic to Reimagine Global Health Teaching in High-Income Countries
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Presentations
Mar 2021
Harnessing Global Health Law to Respond to Pandemic Threats
Lancet Global Health
Publications
Mar 2021
Human Rights in Domestic Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preliminary Findings from a Media-Coverage Database to Track Human Rights Violations
Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Presentations
Mar 2021
Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
Presentations
Feb 2021
Are we all in this together? Assessing and addressing equitable access and distributive justice in global supply chains during major disease outbreaks.
OpinioJuris: In association with the International Commission of Jurists
Public Engagement
Feb 2021
Harmonizing Global Health Law and Human Rights Law to Develop Rights-Based Approaches to Global Health Emergencies
Forbes
Public Engagement
Feb 2021
We Can Use The Pandemic To Reimagine Global Health Teaching
Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law: The Future of Global Health Governance
Presentations
Jan 2021
The Role of International Organizations in Global Health Governance
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
Dec 2020
The World Health Organization in Global Health Law
Health and Human Rights Journal
Publications
Dec 2020
Analyzing the Human Rights Impact of Increased Digital Public Health Surveillance during the COVID-19 Crisis
International Organizations Law Review
Publications
Dec 2020
The Stellenbosch Consensus on the International Legal Obligation to Collaborate and Assist in Addressing Pandemics: Clarifying Article 44 of the International Health Regulations
International Organizations Law Review
Publications
Dec 2020
The Stellenbosch Consensus on Legal National Responses to Public Health Risks: Clarifying Article 43 of the International Health Regulations
Introduction to the United Nations, Drexel University
Presentations
Nov 2020
Global Health Governance: Has WHO Risen to Meet the COVID-19 Challenge?
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health: Gillings School News
Public Engagement
Nov 2020
AJPH editorial: Populism threatens the public health response to COVID-19
American Journal of Public Health
Publications
Oct 2020
Populist Nationalism Threatens Health & Human Rights in the COVID-19 Response
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Presentations
Oct 2020
Analyzing the human rights impacts of national pandemic responses
American Journal of Public Health
Publications
Oct 2020
Reimagining Global Health Governance in the Age of COVID-19
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
Oct 2020
Facilitating Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine through Global Health Law
BMJ Global Health
Publications
Sep 2020
Health and Human Rights Are Inextricably Linked in the COVID-19 Response
Health & Human Rights Journal
Publications
Aug 2020
Human Rights Must Be Central to the International Health Regulations
OUPblog
Public Engagement
Aug 2020
Human Rights Must Be the Foundation of any COVID-19 Response
COVID-19, Law and Human Rights: Essex Dialogues
Publications
Jul 2020
Moving Towards Global Solidarity for Global Health through Multilateral Governance in the Covid-19 Response
Lancet
Publications
Jul 2020
Solidarity in the Wake of COVID-19: Reimagining the International Health Regulations
UNC The Well
Public Engagement
Jun 2020
Focus Carolina Special Edition: Benjamin Mason Meier
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
Jun 2020
Has Global Health Law Risen to Meet the COVID-19 Challenge? Revisiting the International Health Regulations to Prepare for Future Threats
Lancet
Publications
May 2020
The Right to Health Must Guide Responses to COVID-19
NPR
Public Engagement
May 2020
Countries Slammed Their Borders Shut To Stop Coronavirus. But Is It Doing Any Good?
The Big Picture (podcast), Yale University
Public Engagement
May 2020
Why Should You be Worried about ICU Beds in Somalia?
Universal Rights Group
Public Engagement
May 2020
Realizing the Right to Health Must be the Foundation of the COVID-19 Response
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Public Engagement
May 2020
During a Pandemic, Strong Public Policy Can Save Lives
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Publications
Apr 2020
Human Rights Play a Critical Role in the Development of COVID-19 Health Policies
Isolated by the Law, Wake Forest School of Law
Presentations
Apr 2020
How Is Coronavirus Being Managed Globally?
Keynote Address, American Mock World Health Organization Virtual Summit
Presentations
Apr 2020
Has WHO Risen to Meet the COVID-19 Challenge?: Revisiting the International Health Regulations
Forbes
Public Engagement
Apr 2020
Can We Reimagine Global Health In The Post-Pandemic World?
Science
Publications
Mar 2020
Travel Restrictions Violate International Law
Infectious diseases in the New Millennium: Legal and Ethical Challenges
Publications
Mar 2020
Rights-Based Approaches to Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Lancet
Publications
Feb 2020
Do Not Violate the International Health Regulations during the COVID-19 Outbreak