Sharonann Lynch is an associate director with the Global Health Policy and Politics (GHPP) Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Lynch joined GHPP in August 2021 and served as acting director for 18 months.
Lynch has worked for more than 20 years in the global health, access to medicines, and humanitarian fields. Prior to joining Georgetown, Lynch worked with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 15 years, including four years in MSF projects in southern Africa, primarily focused on introducing innovative models of care and changing national policies to support improved quality of HIV and TB care. Starting in 2009, she served as the senior HIV and TB policy advisor of MSF’s Access Campaign, influencing the policies of national governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, pharmaceutical corporations, and other global health actors and leading numerous advocacy efforts related to innovation of and equitable access to diagnostics and therapeutics for HIV and TB. More recently, Lynch has focused on access to COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics.
Prior to joining MSF, Lynch was a founding member of Health Global Access Project (GAP) and its director of international advocacy. She currently serves on the UNAIDS Advisory Group, the UNAIDS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, the board of Health GAP, and the board of TB Europe Coalition. In the 1990s, Lynch was an active member of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) New York and started the Memphis chapter of ACT UP and the New York group Fed Up Queers.
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