Yu-Wei Chen was a law fellow at the O’Neill Institute and worked with the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative.
Chen is interested in international law and constitutional law as well as the nexus between law and health. Prior to joining O’Neill, he was involved in Taiwan’s COVID-19 research, where he contributed to the legal analysis of Taiwan’s pandemic response from the perspective of constitutional law and international human rights laws. He was also engaged in the research of front-of-package labelling under the WTO regime as well as the US legislation relating to public health emergencies. His master thesis explores how vaccine liability enables or impedes vaccine availability.
Chen was born and raised in Tainan, a city located in southern Taiwan. He received his legal education in Taiwan, where he obtained an LL.M. from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and and LL.B. from National Chung Cheng University.