Faina Shalts
Faina Shalts
Student Fellow Alumna
2009 - 2010

Student Fellow Alumna

Faina Shalts  is a student at Harvard Law School interested in bioethics, international health, and access to health care. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2006 as a double major in Ethnic Studies and Political Science and completed an Ethnic Studies honors thesis on Russian Jewish immigrants’ experience with health care in America as compared to other immigrant groups. During her fellowship, Faina researched the structural, legal, and ethical position of the World Health Organization (WHO) in preventing and containing pandemics, as well as its ability to effectively deal with global health crises. Her paper, which was entitled Sovereignty and Solidarity in International Vaccine Access , assessed the structural, legal, and ethical questions raised by her inquiry through the lens of the recent spread of H1N1, or “Swine Flu.”