Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Sam Halabi

Sam Halabi, JD. MPhil. 

Senior Associate Vice-President for Health Policy and Ethics and Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

Professor Sam F. Halabi serves as the Senior Associate Vice-President for Health Policy and Ethics at Colorado State University and a Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts. He is also a Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University as well as an affiliate researcher at its Center for Global Health Science and Security. Professor Halabi’s research career has focused on the ethical, legal, and regulatory dimensions of biomedical innovation and collaboration especially in the context of epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response. Professor Halabi advises or has advised the COVAX Facility, the World Bank, World Health Organization, the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Virome Project, among other national and international organizations.

He has published 4 books and more than 70 manuscripts in areas including data sharing during infectious disease emergencies, the development and deployment of vaccines in routine and emergency circumstances, liability and indemnity factors affecting private sector participation in emergency response, the philosophy of medicine, international technology transfer, public health ethics, and vector-borne disease surveillance. His work is published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Harvard International Law Journal, JAMA, the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and the Yale Journal of International Law. Professor Halabi previously taught at the University of Missouri and the University of Tulsa College of Law. Before his research and teaching career, he practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and clerked for Judge Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He received his J.D. from Harvard University, his M.Phil. from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College), and his B.A./B.S. from Kansas State University.

Mr. Halabi spoke on the following panels:

September 16, 2022 8:30AM-9:30AM —  Public Interests and Private Intellectual Property Rights in Vaccines