Gregg Gonsalves

Research Scholar in Law, Lecturer in Law, and Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership


Gregg Gonsalves is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, and a leading HIV/AIDS activist. Gonsalves is also an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on the use of quantitative models for improving the response to epidemic diseases. 

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Yale University, 2016
B.S., Yale University, 2011

Courses Taught


  • Global Health and Justice Practicum

Gregg Gonsalves is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, and a leading HIV/AIDS activist. Gonsalves is also an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on the use of quantitative models for improving the response to epidemic diseases. For more than 20 years, he worked on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues with several organizations, including the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, the Treatment Action Group, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. He was also a fellow at the Open Society Foundations and in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2011-2012. He is a 2011 graduate of Yale College and received his PhD from Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/School of Public Health in 2016.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Scott Gottlieb, Trump’s FDA pick, explained

Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is quoted in an article about Scott Gottlieb, nominated to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Less than 1 percent of state prisoners with hepatitis C get treated due to drug costs

A report on a study by Yale Global Health Justice Partnership about hepatitis C treatment for inmates. Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is quoted.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


$3 Million Grant Given to Launch Health Data Initiative

The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale University, a new initiative launching in July 2016, received a $3 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to promote open access to high-quality data in health.

Saturday, December 5, 2015


The Unfair Treatment of Ebola Workers

A report authored by the Global Health Justice Partnership and the American Civil Liberties Union about individuals quarantined in the U.S. in response to the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic is cited in an editorial.

Friday, December 4, 2015


Ebola Quarantines in U.S. Violated Civil Rights, Weren't Medically Justified, Report Finds

Lecturer in Law and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is quoted in an article about a report by GHJP and the American Civil Liberties Union on individuals quarantined in the U.S. in response to the 2014–15 Ebola epidemic.

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Yale–ACLU Report Questions Ebola Quarantines

A report released today examining the U.S. response to the 2014–2015 Ebola epidemic warns against politically motivated and scientifically unwarranted quarantines, which the report found violated individuals’ rights and hampered efforts to fight the disease by discouraging American doctors and nurses from going abroad.

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Debate on Quarantine Persists as Ebola Outbreak Subsides

Lecturer in Law and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is mentioned in an article about a report authored by GHJP and the American Civil Liberties Union on the number of individuals quarantined in the U.S. in response to the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


It’s not just the germs

Research Scholar in Law, Lecturer in Law, and Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves was profiled in an article about changing public perspectives about illness.

Monday, June 29, 2015


FDA is Sued by Advocacy Groups That Want Gilead Hepatitis C Trial Data

Professor of Law and Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Amy Kapczynski ’03 and Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves are quoted in an article about a lawsuit filed by the GHJP against the FDA, claiming the agency failed to release clinical trial data for Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C treatments on a timely basis.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Don’t Weaken the F.D.A.’s Drug Approval Process—A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves, Mark Harrington, and David A. Kessler

Gregg Gonsalves is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, Mark Harrington was a member of Act Up/New York and co-founder of the Treatment Action Group, David A. Kessler was commissioner of the F.D.A. from 1990 to 1997.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Will 20th century patient safeguards be reversed in the 21st century?—A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves and Diana Zuckerman

Gregg Gonsalves is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is also the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. Diana Zuckerman is the president of the National Center for Health Research in Washington, DC. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health: The AIDS Epidemic’s Lessons for Ebola—A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves and Peter Staley

Gregg Gonsalves is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is also the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, and a leading HIV/AIDS activist. Peter Staley is a longtime AIDS activist. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Stop Playing Cowboy on Ebola—A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves

Gregg Gonsalves is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is also the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, and a leading HIV/AIDS activist. 

Monday, February 24, 2014


Working Across Borders: The Yale Global Health Justice Partnership

It’s a cold day in December, and nearly two dozen student and post-graduate fellows from six of Yale University’s professional schools have gathered at the Law School for a colloquium lunch with faculty members to discuss the work of global health justice, an emerging discipline located at the intersection of law, public health, and policy advocacy. The event is part of the programming and coursework organized by the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), a new collaborative effort between Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).