Susan C. Kim

Susan C. Kim, JD, MPH, MBA, is a Scholar with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and an assistant research professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Previously, Susan served in a number of different capacities at the O’Neill Institute, including dDeputy Director, Project Director, Project Manager, and Manager of Grants and Communications.  In the latter role, she managed the institute’s development activities, which included strategic planning, grant development and writing, and marketing and branding. She started at the O’Neill Institute as a Law Fellow in 2008, where she worked on a broad range of projects in health law and policy – emergency (pandemic) preparedness, food safety regulation, global health governance, infectious disease control, and implementation of the World Health Organization’s revised International Health Regulations.

In 2011, she was an external consultant to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at the US Department of State.  There, she supported the government’s engagement in the Comprehensive Reform Working Group of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  She also provided analysis on legislative issues pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama-Biden transition.

Susan holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Public Health in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

In Her Own Words Q & A

Selected Publications


Kim, Susan C. "Still much needs to be done to improve health equity." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 6, 2016.


Kim, Susan C, Jason S Roffenbender, Paula Avila-Guillen, Ana Ayala, Tanya Baytor, Aliza Glasner, Zachary Turk, and John D Kraemer. Global Health, Big Data, and Country Ownership – An Opportunity, in BIG DATA, BIG CHALLENGES IN EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING.: West Academic Publishing, 2015.


Jones, Alexandra, Ide Cremin, Fareed Abdullah, John Idoko, Peter Cherutich, Nduku Kilonzo, Helen Rees, Kevin O'Reilly, Bernhard Schwartlander, Barbara de Zalduondo, Susan C Kim, Jonathan Jay, Jacqueline Huh, Peter Piot, and Mark Dybul. "Transformation of HIV from pandemic to low-endemic levels: a public health approach to combination prevention." The Lancet doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62230-8 (2014).


Kim, Susan C. , Lawrence O. Gostin, and Thomas B. Cole. "Child Abuse Reporting: Rethinking Child Protection." Journal of the American Medical Association 308, no. 1 (2012): 37-38.


Gostin, Lawrence O., and Susan C. Kim. "Ethical Allocation of Preexposure HIV Prophylaxis." Journal of the American Medical Association 305, no. 2 (2011): 191-192.


Berkman, Benjamin E., Susan C. Kim, and Lindsay F. Wiley. "Assessing the Impact of Federal Law on Public Health Preparedness." St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy 4, no. 1 (2010): 155-186.

Stone, Lesley, and Susan C. Kim. Domestic Public Health Law. Editted by Norman Miller. Maryland Heights: Academic Press, 2010.

Kim, Susan C., Stephen Becker, Carl Dieffenbach, Blair S. Hanewall, Catherine Hankins, Ying-Ru Lo, John W. Mellors, Kevin O’Reilly, Lynn Paxton, Jason S. Roffenbender, Peter Piot, Mitchell Warren, and Mark R. Dybul. "Planning for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission: challenges and opportunities." Journal of the International AIDS Society 13 (2010): 24.

Gostin, Lawrence O., Oscar A. Cabrera, and Susan C. Kim. "The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law: Discovering Innovative Solutions for the Most Pressing Health Problems Facing the Nation and the World." Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology 11, no. 1 (2010): 383-403.


Jacobson, Peter D., Susan C. Kim, and Susan R. Tortolero. "Assessing Information on Public Health Law Best Practices for Obesity Prevention and Control." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 37, no. Supplement s1 (2009): 55-61.