Kevin Outterson

American lawyer

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Kevin Outterson
Alma materNorthwestern University

University of Cambridge

University of Reading
OccupationLaw professor
EmployerBoston University School of Law
Known forHealth Law, Intellectual Property Law, Antibiotic Resistance

Kevin Outterson is a lawyer, a professor of law and the N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law at Boston University (2014–present).[1] He is also the founding executive director and principal investigator[2] of Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X), a global non-profit partnership that supports companies[3] developing new antibiotics, diagnostics, vaccines and other products to address drug-resistant bacterial infections. CARB-X is funded by[4] the United States, United Kingdom and German governments, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2022, CARB-X received a new commitment of funding[5] from BARDA and Wellcome of up to $370 million. The G7 Health Ministers have cited CARB-X[6] among the critical initiatives to support as the G7 governments renew their 2021 commitment to address the most dangerous drug-resistant infections.

Outterson's research focuses primarily on the law and economics of antibiotic resistance–including push and pull incentives–health law, intellectual property, and global access to medicine.[7]

Outterson has testified before Congress, the World Health Organization (WHO), UK Parliamentary working groups, and for the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Vermont, California and West Virginia state legislatures.[8]

He is co-director of the health law program at Boston University School of Law (2007–present) and associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House,[9] London (2014–present). He served on the Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and serves as faculty editor to the American Journal of Law & Medicine (2007–present). He is past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (2010–2016).[7]


  1. ^ "Kevin Outterson | School of Law". Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  2. ^ "KEVIN OUTTERSON, ESQ". Carb-X. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  3. ^ "Overview". Carb-X. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  4. ^ "Funding Partners". Carb-X. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  5. ^ "CARB-X". May 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "G7 Health Ministers' Communiqué" (PDF). G7 Germany. May 20, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b "Kevin Outterson | School of Law". Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Boston University" (PDF). July 2015.
  9. ^ "Kevin Outterson". Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank. Retrieved 2022-08-24.

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