Eric A. Friedman is the O’Neill Institute’s global health justice scholar. He works on global health and human rights projects and scholarship, with a focus on equity, empowerment, and accountability. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance, which advocates for a treaty to improve accountability to the right to health and is aimed at national and global health equity. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Health Equity Movement.
Before joining the O’Neill Institute in 2010, Friedman was a senior global health policy advisor at Physicians for Human Rights, where he focused on health systems, the global shortage of health workers, and HIV/AIDS, and sought to increase the extent to which U.S. global health policy, and health workforce and systems policies globally, incorporated the right to health. He also served on the board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance, an international partnership hosted by the World Health Organization, and chaired the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative.
Friedman holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Yale College.