Prof. Dipika Jain is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology, India’s first research centre on Health Law. She graduated in Political Science (Hons.) from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi in the year 2001 and completed her Bachelors of Law (LL.B.) from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 2004. She received a Masters of Law (LL.M. in Health Law) from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2007. The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) granted her the Health Law and Policy Fellowship during the same year, and she earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, USA in 2009. She was awarded the Harvard Graduate Scholarship.
Prof. Jain joined Human Rights Law Network, a national legal NGO in New Delhi in 2004 as a Legal Officer. She worked on a refugee rights project with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), New Delhi and taught International Refugee Law at the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. She is responsible for setting up the HIV/AIDS and the Law Initiative (currently the largest HIV/AIDS legal aid network in the country) at HRLN. She worked in the capacity of National Legal Co-ordinator for the HIV/AIDS Initiative from August 2004 - Jan 2008. She is the co-author of 'The Struggle for Access to Treatment for HIV/AIDS in India' (2008) published by Combat Law Publication; co-editor of the two volumes on HIV/AIDS and the Law (2007) Combat Law Publication. She authored a monograph titled, 'Against Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing in India' (2008) also published by Combat Law Publication. She has also co authored two book chapters in State of Justice in India-Issue of Social Justice, Volume IV, Edited by Ranbir Sammadar, Sage India, June 2009. She has several short articles to her credit. Besides HRLN, she has worked with the Ministry of Health, India and International Development Research Centre, Ottawa.
Prof. Jain’s areas of specialization include, public health law, health systems and development, global family law, human rights, patent law, socio-economic rights, and medical ethics.