Benjamin Mason Meier

Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law


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Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy and the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Chair in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Meier’s interdisciplinary research—at the intersection of public health, international law, and public policy—examines the legal foundations of global health. Working collaboratively across UNC’s Department of Public Policy and Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dr. Meier has written and presented extensively on the development, evolution, and application of national and global health law.

As an engaged scholar in public health law practice, Dr. Meier serves additionally as a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute and as a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations. His forthcoming volume, Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance in a Globalizing World (OUP 2018), examines the influence of human rights law on global health institutions. Dr. Meier received his Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, his J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School, and his B.A. in Biochemistry from Cornell University.