March 1, 2016


WASHINGTON (March 1, 2016) – Georgetown public health law expert Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., will address U.S. domestic preparedness for the fast-spreading Zika virus during testimony, given at the invitation of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:15 a.m.

Gostin will discuss federal funding levels, proposed vector control, healthcare equity (reproductive rights and ongoing care of babies that may be affected by Zika), and the United States’ broader role in global health security.


Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, Faculty Director, The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University; University Professor, Georgetown University


Wednesday, March 2, 2016; 10:15 am ET

2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC

MEDIA: Gostin will be available for interviews immediately after his testimony. Please contact Karen Teber at to schedule.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.