Ximena Benavides ’06 LL.M., ’22 J.S.D. is a lecturer and postdoctoral associate at the Ethics, Politics & Economics Program in Yale’s Department of Political Science and a Yale Institute of Global Health Affiliated Faculty. Her scholarship on access to health care—framed at the intersection of law, politics, public policy, and ethics—focuses on access to medicines, sustainable biomedical innovation, and conflicts of interest of healthcare governance in the U.S. and Latin America. Currently, she is working on the CIHR-PHAC Infectious Disease Innovation Governance project as a Research Fellow at the Health Law Institute of Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law.
Her scholarship has been supported by U.S. research institutes, including Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Mercatus Center, and is published or forthcoming in UPenn Journal of Law and Social Change and U. of Michigan Journal of Law Reform as well as in edited volumes. As a Yale Institute for Global Health Fellow, she worked for GAVI, COVAX Facility on equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines during 2021.
Before coming to Yale, Benavides practiced law of regulated industries in New York and Lima and held corporate positions where she now collaborates on diversity and inclusion governance. Born in Peru, where she received her law degree and was an Assistant Professor, Benavides graduated with her Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) from Yale Law School, where she was a Fox International Fellow, Schell Center for International Human Rights Fellow, and John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy Fellow.