Ana S. Ayala
Ana S. Ayala, J.D., LL.M., is an Instiute Associate. Previously, she was a law fellow at the institute. She holds a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and International Studies from the University of Chicago.
The primary focus of Ana’s studies and work experience has been the advancement and promotion of international human rights law, particularly the right to health. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, as student attorney at American University’s International Human Rights Law Clinic, Ana participated in drafting the proposal for the resolution passed by the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights in November 2008 on access to medicines and the right to health and also conducted analytical work on the local implementation of a universal health care system in the Lewis & Clark County of Montana. Additionally, at both the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the O’Neill Institute, Ana was involved in a number of projects involving the protection of health in Latin America, especially within the Inter-American System of Human Rights.
Ana’s interests include the intersection between global health and human rights, mainly the promotion of health through the use of international and regional human rights instruments in domestic courts; access to medicines; the protection of health of marginalized populations; and the global and domestic regulation of multinational enterprise.