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John D. Kraemer

John Kraemer


Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown's School of Nursing and Health Studies

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John D. Kraemer, JD, MPH, is a Scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and an assistant professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration. Trained in both public health and the law, John's work at the O'Neill Institute focuses primarily on women's and children's health in sub-Saharan Africa. He also conducts scholarship on public health law and ethics, with a particular focus on the ethical and legal limits of governmental action to address health concerns. Finally, he has an interest in road safety for vulnerable road users in both low-income settings and Washington, DC. His current and past projects have been with the George W. Bush Institute, the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria, and the District of Columbia government.

John is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, and he works with the monitoring and evaluation team at Tiyatien Health, a non-profit providing clinical and community-based services in rural Liberia.

At Georgetown, John teaches graduate epidemiology, both at the School of Nursing and Health Studies and at the law school, and undergraduate health disparities, health law and ethics, and global health law.

John holds a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Infectious Diseases. He received his B.A.in Political Science from Baker University.

Selected Publications


Kraemer, John D, and Sabeeh A Baig. "Analysis of Legal and Scientific Issues in Court Challenges to Graphic Tobacco Warnings." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 45, no. 3 (2013): 334-342.

Oluwole, Doyin, and John Kraemer. "Innovative public–private partnership: a diagonal approach to combating women’s cancers in Africa." Bulletin of the World Health Organization 91 (2013).


Kraemer, John D, Brian J Honermann, and Jason S Roffenbender. "Cyclists’ helmet usage and characteristics in central and southern Malawi: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 19, no. 4 (2012): 373-377.

Kraemer, John D., Jason S. Roffenbender, and Laura Anderko. "Helmet wearing among users of a public bicycle-sharing program in the district of columbia and comparable riders on personal bicycles." American Journal of Public Health 102, no. 8 (2012): e23-e25.

Kraemer, John D., and Lawrence O. Gostin. "The Power to Block the Affordable Care Act: What Are the Limits?" JAMA 19, no. 308 (2012): 1975-1976.


Kraemer, John D., Oscar A. Cabrera, Jerome A. Singh, T. B. Depp, and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Public health measures to control tuberculosis in low-income countries: ethics and human rights considerations." International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 15, no. S2 (2011): S19-S24.

Kraemer, John D., and Lawrence O. Gostin. "The Limits of Government Regulation of Science." Science 10.1126/science.1219215 (2011).

Kraemer, John D., and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Vaccine Liability in the Supreme Court Forging a Social Compact." Journal of the American Medical Association 305, no. 18 (2011): 1900-1901.


Kraemer, John D., and Lawrence O. Gostin. "A Case for Intervention." The Guardian Online, January 5, 2009.

Kraemer, John D., and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Science, Politics, and Values: The Politicization of Professional Practice Guidelines." Journal of the American Medical Association 301, no. 6 (2009): 665-67.

Kraemer, John D. "Screening Of Prisoners For HIV: Public Health, Legal, and Ethical Implications." Journal of Medicine and Law 13, no. 2 (2009): 187-237.


Kraemer, John D. "An Empirical Examination of the Factors Associated with the Commutation of State Death Row Prisoners' Sentences between 1986 and 2005." American Criminal Law Review 45, no. 4 (2008): 1389-1418.

Kraemer, John D., Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Blocking humanitarian assistance: a crime against humanity?" The Lancet 372 (2008): 1203-1205.