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Daniel A. Hougendobler

Daniel A. Hougendobler

O’Neill Institute Associate

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Daniel Hougendobler, J.D., M.P.H., LL.M., is an Associate with the O’Neill Institute. He holds a Juris Doctor and Masters in Public Health from Emory University, where he served as Articles Editor for the Emory Law Journal, as well as a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University. His research interests include health law and policy, trade and health, and the impact of the global governance system on access to medicines.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Daniel researched PEPFAR implementation in Rwanda, aided in an NGO's implementation of a clean water program in Haiti, and assisted the Medicines Patent Pool in its attempt to lower intellectual property barriers to HIV treatments.

Selected Publications


Gostin, Lawrence O., Eric A. Friedman, and Daniel Hougendobler. "Ebola, The World Health Organization, and Beyond: Toward a Framework for Global Health Security." O'Neill Institute Briefing (2015).

Gostin, Lawrence O, Mary C DeBartolo, and Daniel A Hougendobler. "King v Burwell: Subsidizing US Health Insurance for Low- and Middle-Income Individuals." JAMA 314, no. 4 (2015): 333-334.

Wu, Ann, Ana S Ayala, and Daniel Hougendobler. "Shining the Global Spotlight on the Links Between Obesity and Mental Health ." LADI - Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional 2 (2015).


Taylor, A. , T. Alfven, D. Hougendobler, S. Tanaka, and K. Buse. "Leveraging non-binding instruments for global health governance: reflections from the Global AIDS Reporting Mechanism for WHO reform." The Public Health Journal 128, no. 2 (2014): 151-160.

Gostin, Lawrence O, Eric Friedman, and Dan Hougendobler. "West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic Is Out of Control, but Never Had to Happen." The O'Neill Institue for National and Global Health Law Briefing, no. 9 (2014).