Suerie Moon

Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD is Director of Research at the Global Health Centre and Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She is also adjunct Lecturer on Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2015-6, she served as Study Director of the Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola, a joint project of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She was the co-founder and leader of HGHI’s Forum on Global Governance for Health, which became a focal point at Harvard for research, debate and strategic convening on issues at the intersection of global governance and health, such as trade & tobacco, global agreements on technological innovation to serve neglected populations, affordability of new vaccines in middle-income countries, and global preparedness for outbreak response. She also co-directed the Project on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, examining how technological innovation in health, energy, agriculture, water and manufacturing could better contribute to achieving sustainable development. Her research and teaching focus on global governance, the political economy of global, the evolution of international regimes, and innovative policies for addressing global problems.  

Dr. Moon is a member of the editorial board of PLoS Medicine and Global Health Governance, and Associate Editor of Global Challenges. She is also a member of the expert Proposal Review Committee of UNITAID and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House’s Centre for Global Health Security. From 2010-2016 she was a member of the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA and of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative-North America.

Her work has appeared in a number of highly-ranked academic journals; she speaks regularly at public events, to the media and at legislative hearings; and consults for a number of non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and intergovernmental organizations. She is the author, together with Wolfgang Hein, of Informal Norms in Global Governance: Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rules, and Access to Medicines (Ashgate: 2013). She received a BA in History from Yale University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a PhD from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.