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Visiting Scholars

Each year we have visiting scholars from all over the world. They are nationally and internationally recognized policymakers and scholars who help shape and support the important work of the O'Neill Institute.

Chong Hee ChoiChong Hee Choi

Dr. Choi is a dentist and a public official of the South Korean government. She holds a bachelor's degree in dentistry as well as a Master's and Doctoral degree in Public Oral Health Policy from the Seoul National University school of dentistry in South Korea.

She has been a public official of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of South Korea since 2001. She has been at the O'Neill Institute since August 2014 and is currently researching the mid and long term smoke cessation policyas well as the regulation, advertising, promotion and distribution of tobacco products in the U.S.


Sheelagh McGuinness 
Centre for Health Law, Science, and Policy, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 

Dr. Sheelagh McGuinness is a legal academic working in the Centre for Health Law, Science, and Policy at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway (BA, LLB) and the University of Manchester (MA, PhD). Sheelagh was appointed as a Birmingham Fellow in February 2012. Prior to this she was lecturer in law and ethics at the Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele University. Her interests are broadly in the area of health law and policy with a particular interest in the relationship between law and reproduction. Her most recent publications in this area are ‘Transnational Crimes Related to Health: How should the law respond to illicit organ tourism?’ which is forthcoming in Legal Studies and ‘Health, human rights and the regulation of reproductive technologies in S.H. And others V Austria (application no. 57813/00) (2013)’ published in the Medical Law Review. Sheelagh is a member of the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies, the Independent Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank, the Medical Ethics Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is also currently part of a working group convened by the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group exploring the subject ‘organ tourism’.


Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA)

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