Isabel Barbosa, LL.B. (J.D. equivalent), LL.M., is an Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. She holds an LL.B. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and an LL.M. in Global Health Law (with distinction) with a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Prof. Barbosa was a consultant at Women’s Link Worldwide, in Colombia, where she assisted in strategic litigation before high courts in the region and within international human rights systems. She has also collaborated with the Inter-American Commission of Women, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the Office for Health Issues of the Federal Prosecution Service of Brazil, besides participating in government-funded research initiatives in Brazil about constitutional, philosophical, and ethical issues from a comparative perspective. Prof. Barbosa is interested in various health-related topics, such as health and human rights, non-communicable diseases, sexual and reproductive rights, health systems law and policy, and strategic litigation.

Prof. Barbosa is the recipient of the Global Health Law Scholarship from Georgetown University, the Ling Institute Fellowship for Graduate Studies, and the CEAL-Santander Fellowship for Studies Abroad. She was also selected for the Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program.