Nicholas J. Diamond, JD, LLM, MBE

Associate Scholar

  •   United States
  •   Governance | Health and human rights | Law | Social determinants of health

Languages: English (native), Spanish (basic)

Bio statement

Nicholas J. Diamond, J.D., LL.M., M.B.E. is an expert on global and U.S. health law, policy, and ethics. He currently works at Avalere Health, an advisory firm in Washington, DC, where his clients include biopharmaceutical companies, health insurers, advocacy organizations, and private equity firms.

Concurrently, Nick is also: an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at George Washington; and an Adjunct Fellow in Center for Public Health Initiatives and an Associate Scholar in the Center For Global Health, both within the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research has appeared in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and popular media outlets. He has lectured in a variety of academic and non-academic settings, and appeared on a number of national news programs as an expert in public health law.

Before joining Avalere, Nick led market strategy in the healthcare and life sciences sectors at MarkLogic, a global technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Prior to MarkLogic, he held consulting roles at the MITRE Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton, where in both instances he advised the U.S. government on policy and regulatory matters related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

Nick trained as a lawyer in U.S., and also holds advanced degrees in bioethics and global health law. He currently resides in Washington, DC.

Recent global health projects

My two most recent projects relate to preparing global health-related courses that I teach. I teach an introductory public health course at George Washington, which covers global health issues and themes. I also teach a course to upper-class law school students at Georgetown Law on legal and ethical issues in public health, which includes a substantive global health component.

Selected publications

Diamond, Nicholas (2016) "Strengthening Immunization in Conflict-Affected Countries." O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Website, July 20, 2016.

Diamond, Nicholas (2016) "When Global Health Norms Meet Medicaid." Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center Blog, May 12, 2016.

Diamond, Nicholas (2016) "Three Challenges for Mental Health and the Syrian Refugee Crisis." O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Website, February 2, 2016.