Alicia Ely Yamin leads the Global Health and Rights Project, which is a collaboration of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics (PFC) at Harvard Law School and the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator (GHELI) at Harvard University. Yamin is currently also an Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health and Population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
In 2016, the UN Secretary General appointed Yamin as one of ten international experts to the Independant Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolecents’ Health in the Sustainable Development Goals. She was re-appointed in 2018.
Known globally for her pioneering scholarship and advocacy in relation to economic and social rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the right to health, Yamin has served on multiple UN and WHO task forces/committees addressing issues at the intersection of human rights, global health and development agendas. She regularly advises advocates, submits amicus curiae briefs and provides expert testimony to tribunals and legislative bodies around the globe relating to the application of international and constitutional law to health issues.
Yamin is on the Board of Directors of Women in Global Health, and the advisory council of the Health Law Institute, which promote women’s leadership and health workers’ rights in global health, respectively.