Associate Director for Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Professorial Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Global health efforts driven by the collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years have literally saved millions of lives, but terrible inequalities in wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health issues, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. In addition, the potential for new, deadly pandemics poses a serious threat to national and international security, and draws global health and foreign policy together more closely than ever. Are governments and societies positioned to address current and future global health challenges?
Josh Michaud, PhD, is Associate Director for Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he helps guide and oversee the Foundation’s research and analysis in the area of global health. Dr. Michaud is an authority on a wide range of global health policy issues including financing, the role of U.S. agencies in global health, global health diplomacy, and health security and emerging diseases. He is an author of many publications on global and public health, and has appeared frequently as a global health subject matter expert in print and broadcast media.
Dr. Michaud is also a Professorial Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C., where he has taught courses on global health policy and health and development. Prior to Kaiser, Dr. Michaud worked as an epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
He holds a Ph.D. in International Health Policy from Johns Hopkins SAIS, an M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.H.S. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.