Johnattan Garcia Ruiz is a Senior Associate at the Health Systems Innovation Lab at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population.
He received his Law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health from Harvard University, and an MBA from Reuben College, University of Oxford. He is also a Lecturer at Universidad de los Andes School of Law and Universidad del Rosario School of Medicine and Health Sciences, both in Bogota, Colombia.
Johnattan served at the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection on drug access and price regulation as a legal advisor to the Director of Medicines and Health Technologies and the Minister of Health. He co-founded the Environmental and Public Health Law Clinic at Universidad de los Andes School of Law, where he participated as amicus curiae for the Colombian Constitutional Court on cases related to pharmaceutical policy and the right to health of indigenous communities. During his MPH program, Johnattan interned at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. and the World Health Organization Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan. During his MBA, he was a member of the Social Impact Lab in the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. Johnattan also worked as a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society – Dejusticia.
As an independent consultant, Johnattan has led research projects with Oxfam International to understand the inequities of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Latin America, with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre to explore the challenges of falsified medicines in Colombia, and with ACCESS Health International on the opportunities of Fintech for supporting the progression of UHC in Latin America.
His research interests include innovation in health systems, health systems and reforms, and the political economy of global health.