Jeff Lane, JD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor with the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health and an affiliated faculty member with UW’s International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) and the UW Global Medicines Program. Prior to joining UW, Jeff practiced health care regulatory law for a law firm in Seattle, Washington where he was a partner in the firm’s health care practice group. During his career, Jeff has worked to strengthen health policy and regulatory environments in the United States and more than a dozen countries around the world, including Botswana, Cambodia, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, and Ukraine. Jeff’s research interests focus on how law and policy impact public health around the world, with a focus on access to essential medicines.
Some of his recent projects include developing guidance for national medicine regulatory authorities on emergency use authorizations for vaccines and therapeutic medicines, assessing the availability and affordability of medicines in the WHO Africa region, evaluating the implementation of pharmacist-initiated HIV PrEP laws in the U.S., and strengthening advanced HIV disease services in Mozambique.
Jeff teaches a graduate level course every spring titled Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health (GH523). He received his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Health from UW.