POTOMAC, MD, September 25, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Lawrence Gostin with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Lawrence Gostin is the world's leading public and global health law and ethics scholar. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.
Backed by 40 years of professional excellence, Mr. Gostin serves as the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law and University Professor, Georgetown University's highest academic rank. He also is Director of the World Health Organization Center on National and Global Health Law. He was previously a senior fellow in health law at Harvard University and at Oxford University. Prof. Gostin holds honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Sydney (Australia), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), and Cardiff University (Wales), as well as the State University of New York. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (United Kingdom). He previously was the Legal Director of MIND (National Association of Mental Health) in the United Kingdom, where he wrote the British Mental Health Act and brought landmark cases before the European Court of Human Rights. He led the National Council of Civil Liberties (now Liberty), founded by George Orwell.
Throughout his career, he has lent his breadth of knowledge to such creative works as the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry and the Journal of the American Medical Association, where is now global health editor. He has written dozens of books, including Human Rights and Public Health in the AIDS Pandemic (University of North Carolina Press), Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press), and Global Health Law (Harvard University Press).
The National Academies of Medicine and Science elected Prof. Gostin as a Lifetime Member. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Hastings Center. For his excellence in the field, he has been recognized with the Rosemary Delbridge Memorial Award from the National Consumer Council for “the person who has most influenced parliament and society for the public good.”
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Lawrence Gostin has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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