Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Associate Professor
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PhD, Columbia University
LLM, cum laude, Cornell Law School
JD, cum laude, Cornell Law School
BA, with distinction, Cornell University

Dr. Meier’s interdisciplinary research—at the intersection of international law, public policy, and global health—examines human rights frameworks for global health governance.  Advancing rights-based frameworks for public health, he has written and presented extensively on the development, evolution, and implementation of human rights.  Within the Department of Public Policy, Dr. Meier teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Global Health Policy, Health & Human Rights, and Justice in Public Policy.

With human rights rapidly evolving as a normative framework for global health policy, Dr. Meier has taken an active role in policy discourse to improve global health and has served as a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations, developing the following manuscripts based upon this engaged research: