Abogada, Universidad de San Andrés; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

Valentina Castagnari is an Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, where she works on legal and policy issues relating to health and human rights. She has expertise in a variety of areas, particularly human rights and environmental law. The focus of her most recent work as part of the Global Center for Legal Innovation in Food Environments is the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and the regulation of its risk factors, particularly unhealthy diets.

In Argentina, she was a visiting professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a researcher at the Center for Studies of State and Society, where she focused her research on regulatory interventions to foster the right to food and prevent noncommunicable diseases. She is part of the Latin American Regional Observatory for the Right to Food and has published her work in prestigious international journals. She has also worked as a consultant on health-related issues in international organizations, including UNICEF in Argentina.

Castagnari holds an abogada (J.D. equivalent) degree from Universidad de San Andrés, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and an LL.M. in Global and National Health Law from Georgetown University, where she made the Dean’s list with distinction.