Heidi Weimer is a fellow at the O’Neill Institute.

Weimer is interested in global health diplomacy, vaccines, and infectious disease control and eradication, with particular interest in HIV and polio. Her culminating MPH project focused on the critical role of global health diplomacy in polio eradication (specifically in Afghanistan and Pakistan), while her J.D. research explored FDA emergency use authorizations of vaccines and therapeutics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weimer has worked in various arenas prior to law school—as an author/writer, high school science teacher, and adoption and orphan advocate and public speaker. She has traveled to Ethiopia and Kenya more than a dozen times to work with women’s empowerment programs and orphan care initiatives. There, she witnessed firsthand the effects of infectious diseases, global and national health inequities, and lack of vaccine access. Weimer is passionate about using the law to better the lives of others through public health initiatives and improved health equities.

Weimer holds a B.S. in Biology and English from Houston Baptist University, an MPH from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, and a J.D. from Georgetown Law. She is currently pursuing her LL.M. in National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law.

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Studying the nexus of health and international human rights law, focusing on strategic litigation and technical assistance, especially in Latin America.

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