Adriana Benedict
Adriana Benedict
Student Fellow Alumna
2012-2013

Student Fellow Alumna

Adriana Lee Benedict is a second-year student at Harvard Law School interested in promoting access to medicines and biomedical research.  She graduated from Harvard College with a concentration in History and Science, a secondary concentration in government, and a certificate in Mind/Brain/Behavior, and subsequently completed a Master of Science in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Adriana has pursued health and human rights work in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Peru and Colombia, and is currently the co-chair of the Harvard chapter of the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.  Adriana’s research interests lie at the intersection of intellectual property and health law, public interest protections in international trade regimes, pharmaceutical research and licensing, and the international right to health.  Adriana will be analyzing regulatory implementation of the NIH Public Access Policy alongside an evaluation of alternative approaches to pharmaceutical R&D, with a special consideration of the impact of international trade and investment agreements on domestic R&D policies.