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Shelly Simana

Shelly Simana

ssimana (at) sjd.law.harvard.edu

Shelly Simana is an S.J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School, where she conducts research in the fields of bioethics, health law, and STS studies. She holds a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Government (B.A.) from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel. Shelly has served as a teaching fellow and a research assistant in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and Harvard University. She also served as a visiting scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, one of the most distinguished centers for bioethics scholarship and training in the United States. Before her graduate studies at Harvard Law School, Shelly practiced law as an attorney and represented clients (e.g., pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions) and provided counseling on regulatory issues affecting the health and life sciences industry. She was also involved in drafting legislation bills in the health care field.