The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law will be co-directed by Professors Timothy Westmoreland, Sabrina Corlette, and Kevin Lucia. The faculty of the Summer Program consists of other leading global health experts from the O’Neill Institute, international institutions, academia and legal practice.
Tim Westmoreland, J.D., holds a joint appointment at Georgetown University (2001-present), as a visiting professor of law, teaching about legislation and statutory interpretation, health law, and budget policy. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Oâ€™Neill Institute. He has been the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationâ€™s Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, the Commonwealth Fundâ€™s Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy, and other awards for his work on public health and policy. Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, Westmoreland was the Director of the Medicaid program at the Health Care Finance Administration (now CMS). Preceding that he spent 15 years as staff counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the U.S. House.
Sabrina Corlette, J.D., is a Research Professor and Project Director at the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. There she directs research on health insurance reform issues as they affect consumers and patients. Her areas of focus include regulation of private health insurance plans and markets and implementation of new insurance market rules under health care reform. Prior to joining the Institute faculty, Ms. Corlette was Director of Health Policy Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she provided policy expertise and strategic direction for the organizationâ€™s advocacy on health care reform, with a particular focus on insurance market reform, benefit design, and the quality and affordability of health care.
Kevin Lucia, J.D., M.H.P., is a Research Professor and Project Director at Georgetown Universityâ€™s Health Policy Institute. As part of a specialized research team, he conducts extensive legal analysis on how states and the federal government regulate private health insurance with a focus on access, affordability and adequacy of coverage. Mr. Luciaâ€™s research includes analysis of state and federal laws, pending legislation, and current market practices related to private health insurance. His current research agenda is focused entirely on federal and state implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Chair, Government Relations & Federal Public Policy Group, Donelson, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Senior Associate, WilmerHale
Senior Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University
Principal, Health Policy Alternatives
Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University
Director, Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Initiative, Aspen Institute
Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program
* This is only a small selection of the speakers for the program.