Sunny Light was a program associate at the O’Neill Institute, where she worked on the O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health. Previously, she served as a program coordinator with the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Light worked with the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, where she supported the execution and led the development of an evaluation framework for the Expanded Program on Immunization Leadership and Management Program (EPI LAMP); the Yale Institute of Global Health, where she conducted research on rebuilding the global health system post-COVID-19, reforming the CDC post-COVID-19, and the future of global health governance; and the Desmond Tutu HIV Research Centre and Global Vision International, both in South Africa, where, respectively, she developed and conducted health literacy workshops and supported a biannual township census. She also previously worked in health communications in the United States.

Light holds an M.PH. in health policy with a concentration in global health from the Yale University School of Public Health, and a B.A. from the University of St. Andrews.

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