Focusing at the intersection of public health, law, policy, and governance.


The Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative convenes governmental, multilateral, civil society, and research stakeholders to examine the vital role of law and policy in global public health responses. We work to confront challenges including HIV, COVID-19, tuberculosis, health equity, and community-led monitoring by analyzing existing policy and proposing groundbreaking suggestions for legal policy responses to health issues.

Our Work

The Global Health Policy and Politics team is made up of experts in global health law, epidemiology, and social science who analyze the world’s major global health challenges and pioneer strong policy responses to improve global health equity, security, and accountability. We work around the world to advance equity and health for all.

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Mattt Kavanagh Headshot

Matthew M. Kavanagh Director

Sharonann Lynch

Sharonann Lynch Senior Scholar

Alice Kayongo Headshot

Alice Kayongo Senior Associate

Alana Sharp Headshot

Alana Sharp Senior Associate

Varsha Srivatsan Headshot

Varsha Srivatsan Program Manager

Aneja, Kashish Headshot

Kashish Aneja Lead, Initiatives in Asia

Adi Radhakrishan Headshot

Adi Radhakrishan Fellow

Agrata Sharma Headshot

Agrata Sharma Fellow

Amruta Bhir Headshot

Amruta Bhir Program Coordinator

Luis Gil Abinader Headshot

Luis Gil Abinader Fellow

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