B.A., Temple University; M.P.H., University of South Carolina; J.D., University of South Carolina
Sonia Canzater is an Associate Director at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She directs the Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project, which focuses on national viral hepatitis law and policy issues, and works with the Institute’s Addiction and Public Policy Initiative on projects that address the intersection of the nation’s substance use epidemic, infectious diseases, and the U.S. correctional system. Sonia is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Law Center, teaching the Health Equity and Social Justice Seminar.
Sonia is a licensed attorney in Washington, DC and Maryland, and serves her community in various ways. She is an active member of Maryland’s pro bono program, where she provides free legal representation and advice to low-income residents. She is a member of the Montgomery County (MD) Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee, which works to advise the County Council and embed racial equity and social justice principles into all County operations, strategies, and legislation. She is also a member of the Montgomery County Caribbean American Advisory Group, which advises the County Executive on issues important to the County’s Caribbean American community. Sonia also represents communities of color on the Montgomery County Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Planning Work Group. She is a Community Health Advisory Board member of Singula Institute, which is working to transform mental health diagnostics and treatment.
Sonia holds a JD and Master of Public Health from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in Anthropology from Temple University.