Julia Barnes-Weise is the Executive Director of the Global Healthcare Innovation Alliances Accelerator (GHIAA), a non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of tools and best practices for global health alliance formation. In this capacity she has also been a senior consultant to CEPI for almost six years years.
She is a lawyer, global health policy consultant, entrepreneur and Certified Licensing Professional. Formerly, Barnes-Weise had a faculty appointment in the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and was previously a Director of Business Development at Glaxo Wellcome (now GSK). She has decades of experience negotiating IP licenses & alliance agreements and advising companies and institutions on partnering strategies.
Her educational background includes a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina, a year at the Notre Dame London Law Centre studying international trade law, a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an executive program at Duke University’s Fuqua Business School in International Marketing Leadership.
She is a board member of the Licensing Executives Society and a former board member of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research and Development. She also serves on several task forces and has published articles on topics related to global public health security.