Oscar Cabrera is the director of the Healthy Families Initiative at the O’Neill Institute and a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University. Cabrera has worked on projects with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, among other organizations. He has studied and is interested in various health law related fields, such as public health law, sexual and reproductive rights, health and human rights, global tobacco litigation, and health systems law and policy.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Cabrera was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Law and Policy Fellowship for his master’s program. After earning his LL.M., he worked as a research associate with Professor Colleen Flood at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. In this capacity, he was involved in several health law related projects.

Cabrera earned his Bachelors of Laws in his home country of Venezuela at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and his LL.M., with concentration in health law and policy, at the University of Toronto.

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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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Alcohol and Tobacco Control Child and Family Health Food and Nutrition Health Equity Human Rights Latin America Noncommunicable Diseases Obesity Sexual and Reproductive Health

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