Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

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

Timothy Westmoreland

Timothy M. Westmoreland, JD

Professor Emeritus, Georgetown Law


Tim Westmoreland is a professor from practice emeritus at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught from 2001 to 2022. He taught health law, budget policy, and statutory interpretation. He was also a Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. 

Westmoreland spent the first 15 years of his career (1979-1995) working for the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the U.S. House of Representatives, under the chairmanship of Congressman Henry Waxman. In that job, he staffed hearings and legislation on public health, immunization and vaccines, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, biomedical research, biomedical ethics, and health regulation.

From 1999 to 2001, Westmoreland was the Director of the Medicaid and CHIP programs in Department of Health and Human Services under President Clinton. From 2002-2005, Westmoreland was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research for work on the Federal budget process and health. 

Westmoreland is originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He went to college at Duke and law school at Yale.