Richard Hughes IV

Richard Hughes IV
Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
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Richard Hughes IV, JD, MPH, is a nationally recognized vaccine thought leader and has led many efforts to expand access to vaccines and preventive services and improve public health outcomes.

Mr. Hughes is a partner at Epstein, Becker & Green. He is the former Vice President of Public Policy at Moderna. Previously, Mr. Hughes was Managing Director at Avalere Health, where he founded and led the firm’s vaccines group. Prior to joining Avalere, Mr. Hughes practiced health care law and served as a strategic adviser at Epstein, Becker & Green. He previously held roles with Merck and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Arkansas State Board of Health.

Prior to joining the GW Law faculty, Mr. Hughes held an appointment as a Professorial Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. During law school, he proudly served as a research assistant to renowned health law and vaccines scholar Professor Sara Rosenbaum. Mr. Hughes is a member of the National Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and the District of Columbia Bar.



BS, Arkansas State University; MPH, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; JD, George Washington University