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George Annas, CHR Member

George Annas is the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health. He is also professor at the Boston University Law School and Medical School. He is the cofounder of Global Lawyers & Physicians, a transnational NGO dedicated to promoting health and human rights. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in economics, an M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and in the federal court system. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Institute of Medicine.  He has authored or co-authored 20 books on health law and bioethics, including textbooks on American Health Law, Public Health Law, and Health and Human Rights.