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Mary C. DeBartolo

Mary C. DeBartolo

O'Neill Institute Associate

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Mary C. DeBartolo, J.D., M.P.H., is an Associate at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Mary's research at O'Neill has focused on global health law.

Before joining the O'Neill Institute, she was a Legal Officer in the Office of Legal Counsel of the World Health Organization. As a Legal Officer, she focused on governing bodies and public international law matters. Mary previously practiced domestic healthcare regulatory and transactional law at McGuireWoods LLP in Chicago, Illinois.

Mary holds a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master of Public Health in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Selected Publications


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.

Gostin, Lawrence O, John T Monahan, Mary C DeBartolo, and Richard Horton. "Law’s power to safeguard global health: a Lancet–O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law." The Lancet (2015).

Gostin, Lawrence O, Mary DeBartolo, and Eric Friedman. "The International Health Regulations 10 Years On: The Governing Framework for Global Health Security." The Lancet (2015).