Health Governance and Diplomacy Lab

The Health Governance and Diplomacy Lab investigates the laws, policies, organizations and financing mechanisms that govern prevention, preparedness, response and recovery to public health. emergencies.  

What We Do

We curate data on policies, laws and regulations relevant to public health emergencies and infectious disease threats, regardless of origin.

We assess and analyze how pandemic preparedness and response policies, law and regulations impact population health outcomes. 

We engage in scholarship around global governance regimes for health security, contributing to discourse on international and regional agreements to national and subnational implementation.

We track the flow of financing and develop costing tools related to pandemic preparedness and response. 

We design metrics and provide policy guidance for subnational and national authorities.

We train the next generation of global health diplomats.

We support the global health security community of practice.

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Lab Members

Key Projects

Lab Members

Lab Lead:
Dr. Rebecca Katz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor & Director

Key Personnel

Steph Eaneff, M.S.
Instructor & Senior Biostatistician

Amanda Rosner, M.P.H.
Senior Research Associate

Gunnar Ljungqvist, M.B.B.S.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Bernard (Kwame) Owusu Agyare, M.P.H.
Doctoral Student

Cecil John Philip
Graduate Student Researcher

Iktae Park
Law Student Researcher

Ciara Weets
Research Associate & Program Manager

Mackenzie Moore, M.Sc.
Junior Scientist

Matthew Boyce, M.Sc.
Doctoral Candidate

Arielle Dolegui, M.P.H.
Doctoral Student

Juliana St. Goar
Undergraduate Student Researcher

Arturo Zequeira
Undergraduate Student Researcher

Key Projects

The Analysis and Mapping of Policies for Emerging Infectious Diseases (AMP EID) platform provides a landscape assessment of the policies and governance regimes relevant to emerging infectious diseases and outbreak response.

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The COVID Analysis and Mapping of Policies (COVID AMP) visualization tool is a comprehensive database of policies and plans used to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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See our publication in Nature (new window)