Dr Alexandra Phelan
Pratt Foundation John Monash Scholar
Doctorate of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
health law, ebola, ethics
Georgetown University Law Center
Medicine and Health, Law
Dr. Phelan is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Dr. Phelan is an internationally recognized expert in global health law, specializing in international law and infectious diseases and the impact of global change events on health, including climate change and biodiversity. She/they advises international organizations and governments on pandemic preparedness and response, and has served on several advisory bodies, including for the World Health Organization and the US National Academies. Dr. Phelan has been recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Australian Financial Review and was appointed as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. Dr Phelan holds a doctorate in juridical science (S.J.D.) from Georgetown University Law, a Master of Laws (international law) from the Australian National University, and dual biomedical science/law degrees from Monash University.
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