Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

The Institute of World Politics

Barbara Pfeffer Billauer is an internationally recognized scholar of the law of scientific evidence, bioethics, public health, and medical care. She earned a B.S. (Hons.) in Biology and Science Education, a Master’s Degree in Occupational Health (biomechanics), a JD, and a Ph.D. in Law. Additionally, she holds certifications in in Public Health Risk Policy and in Asbestos Management. After practicing law for two decades Dr. Billauer joined the academic community. She holds faculty appointments at the University of Porto’s International Program on Bioethics, and is Research Professor in Scientific Statecraft at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. A sought-after speaker, she has published extensively, both for the academic and lay audience, including the Harvard Bill of Health and the American Council on Science and Health. Dr. Billauer has authored or edited seven books, most recently Health Inequity and the Elderly: The Impact of COVID Pandemic-Policy, Bioethics, and the Law (2021)and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the forthcoming monograph of the International Chair in Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Health Law (formerly the UNESCO Chair) on Gamete Anonymity: Practices and Perspectives from Around the World.