Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D.


Professor of Law and Health
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington,Other
United StatesLawrence Gostin is an internationally recognized scholar in law and public health. He is Professor of Law at Georgetown University; Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University; and the Director of the Center for Law & the Public&

Professor Gostin is an elected lifetime Member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences (IOM/NAS). For the IOM/NAS, he serves on the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the Institutional Review Board, and three expert study committees, including the Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century. He is also an elected lifetime Fellow of the Hastings Center. He is appointed by the Secretary for Health and Human Services to serve on the Advisory Council of the Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health. Professor Gostin also consults for the World Health Organization and the Council of International Organizations for Medical Sciences.

Professor Gostin is the Editor of the Health Law and Ethics section of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is also on the editorial board of scholarly journals, including the Yale J. on Regulation, Milbank Quart., Int&

Professor Gostin was a member of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. His principal areas of work on the President's Task Force was on the ethical foundations of the new health care system, public health, and privacy and the health information (chair).

Professor Gostin was formerly Executive Director of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health at Harvard University. In the United Kingdom, Professor Gostin was the Chief Executive of the National Council for Civil Liberties, Legal Director of the National Association of Mental Health, and faculty member of Oxford University. Professor Gostin received the Rosemary Delbridge Memorial Award from the National Consumer Council (U.K.) for the person "who has most influenced Parliament and government to act for the welfare of society.&
Professor Gostin has a J.D. from Duke University and Honorary Doctorate of Law conferred by the Chancellor of the State University of New York (system-wide). In 1974-75, Professor Gostin was a Fulbright Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University and the Social Research Unit, University of London. Professor Gostin&