Julia Barnes-Weise


Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance Accelerator

Julia Barnes-Weise, J.D., CLP, the Executive Director of the Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance Accelerator, co-founded the non-profit GHIAA in the spring of 2016 as a spin out of her work at Duke University as a Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and Director of the Sanford Innovation, Technology Policy project.

She is a lawyer, board member, business development executive and Certified Licensing Professional.  She has been a member of LES since 1986.

Julie has been a Senior Business Development and Legal Consultant to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for almost three years.

She has also been a consultant on partnering for the Pandemic Preparedness Framework initiative of the WHO, during which time she co-authored a paper on the success and failures of the Ebola Outbreak 2014 consortia and created a system for monitoring potential Priority Pathogen development partner matching.

Julie is a Collaborator with the Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center Global Access in Action initiative.

She is a member of and co-chair of the Healthcare Sector of the LESI and frequent speaker on healthcare licensing and partnering. Barnes-Weise was a founding member of the Alliance Management Sector of the LES.

Julie is also a Consultant and lecturer for the Duke Law School Access to Medicines course; and a Board Member of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research and Development.

She is a former Director of Business Development at Glaxo Wellcome (now GSK), an attorney at SAS Institute and also founded and has consulted for BioMatch, LLC for many years. She has decades of experience negotiating IP licenses, alliance agreements and advising healthcare companies and institutions on partnering strategies.  She has consulted with both US and European start up companies and initiatives, including developing business development plans for venture capitalist backed spin out companies.

Julie Barnes-Weise has a BA in Economics and Literature from Ohio Wesleyan University, a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completed a yearlong Notre Dame University Law School program on International Trade, and a course on International Marketing from the Duke University Executive Education program at the Fuqua School of Business.