Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy has been working on global tobacco control since 2013. As Managing Attorney, Kelsey leads ASH’s program on liability, including pursuing criminal and civil cases against the tobacco industry. Kelsey also leads ASH’s human rights program, which includes drafting reports and advocating with the United Nations Human Rights Council and various human rights treaty bodies, as well as launching and managing ASH’s Tobacco and Human Rights Hub, among other projects that lead us closer to ending the tobacco epidemic.
Kelsey has received commendation for her legal writing and advocacy. Kelsey has been a presenter and organizer of public health, tobacco control policy, liability, and human rights at events around the world, including ASH’s Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco-Free World, hosted by the Romanian President in the Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania. And she serves on the External Advisory Board for the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California – San Francisco.
Kelsey trains advocates to use legal and human rights arguments to further their tobacco control efforts. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. One such article, published in the American Bar Association’s International Law News on Tobacco and Human Rights in Latin America was chosen by another ABA Publication, GP Solo Magazine, to be included in a “Best of the ABA” feature issue.
Kelsey strives to continue learning and has completed numerous continuing education programs including earning a certificate from Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Health Rights Litigation. Kelsey holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she also earned a certificate in International and Comparative Law, and centered her coursework around human rights.