Tanya Baytor

Former Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program

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Selected Active Projects

Tanya Baytor, LL.B., LL.M. was the Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a foreign-trained attorney who earned her law degree in her home country of Canada, and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Before starting her Master’s Degree Program, Tanya worked for several years as an Associate at the Canadian law firm Torys LLP where she practiced health regulatory and intellectual property law. She has been involved in health and security projects with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and was also a member of the Georgetown Human Rights Action/Georgetown Human Rights Institute team that researched U.S. trade policy and access to medicines in the Dominican Republic.

At the O’Neill Institute, Tanya worked on a number of global health law and policy projects with the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, among other organizations. She has studied and is interested in various health law related fields, such as the intersection between global health and human rights, non-communicable diseases, access to medicines and the implementation of the World Health Organization’s revised International Health Regulations.

Selected Publications


Kim, Susan C, Jason S Roffenbender, Paula Avila-Guillen, Ana Ayala, Tanya Baytor, Aliza Glasner, Zachary Turk, and John D Kraemer. Global Health, Big Data, and Country Ownership – An Opportunity, in BIG DATA, BIG CHALLENGES IN EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING.: West Academic Publishing, 2015.


Baytor, Tanya E, and Oscar A Cabrera. "International Human Rights Law." Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues (2014): 65-85.

Baytor, Tanya, and Oscar Cabrera. "Using Experiential Learning to Develop Interprofessional Skills in Global Health: Perspectives from the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law." Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 42, no. s2 (2014): 65-68.


Keith, Katie, and Tanya Baytor. "Outlook for Obamacare." Cairo Review of Global Affairs 2012, no. 7 (2012): 84-95.

Kurowski, C., L. Gostin, and T. Baytor. "Towards a Regional Strategy to Strengthen the Nurse Workforce of the English-speaking CARICOM: International Legal Instruments, Agreements and Obligations." World Bank (2012).


Keith, K., and T. Baytor. "A Prescription for Failure: Health and Intellectual Property in the Dominican Republic." Georgetown Law School, Human Rights Institute (2010).