Johnattan Garcia Ruiz

Visiting Scientist

Department of Global Health and Population

Johnattan Garcia Ruiz MPH, MBA, is a Senior Associate at the Harvard Health Systems Innovation Lab and a Visiting Scientist affiliated with the Takemi Program in International Health 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 has been a Lecturer at Universidad de los Andes School of Law and Universidad del Rosario School of Medicine and Health Sciences 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. 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. Most recently, Johnattan worked as a 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 and with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre to explore the challenges of falsified medicines in Colombia.

His research interests include innovation in health systems, social entrepreneurship to improve population health, health systems and reforms, and the political economy of global health.