Johnattan Garcia Ruiz

Visiting Scientist

Department of Global Health and Population

Johnattan Garcia Ruiz MPH, LL.B. is 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 a Law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health from Harvard University. Johnattan is currently completing an MBA in the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, Reuben College. He is currently 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 an 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 at the World Health Organization Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan. Most recently, Johnattan worked as a researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society – Dejusticia.

His research interests include the political economy of global health in Latin America and the Caribbean and the use of social entrepreneurship to help governments and industries better impact the population’s health.