Prof. Sam F. Halabi is the Senior Associate Vice-President for Health Policy and Ethics at Colorado State University and a Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health. He is also a Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Co-Director of its Center for Transformational Health Law.

Professor Halabi’s research career has focused on the ethical, legal, and regulatory dimensions of biomedical innovation and collaboration especially in the context of epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response. His work on ethical approaches to human research subject protection has been funded by NIAID, Resolve to Save Lives, the Wellcome Trust, and the World Health Organization. Professor Halabi advises or has advised the COVAX Facility, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, World Health Organization, the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Virome Project, among other national and international organizations.

He has published 4 books and more than 70 manuscripts. His work is published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Harvard International Law Journal, JAMA, the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and the Yale Journal of International Law. As the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, he created a comparative framework to analyze the role of states, provinces, and territories in access to healthcare for First Nations and American Indian/Alaska Native populations in Canada and the U.S. and partnered with researchers at the University of Ottawa to develop two global health projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Before his research and teaching career, he practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and clerked for Judge Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Professor Halabi’s honors include the 2020 Husch Blackwell Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2017-18 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, a British Marshall scholarship (Oxford), and a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship (the American University of Beirut). In 1999, he earned first prize in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity’s Essay in Ethics competition.