Suerie Moon

Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health

Department of Global Health and Population

104 Mount Auburn Street
3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138


Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD is Research Director and Co-Chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health at the Harvard Global Health Institute. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she teaches a course on global governance and health. She also co-directs the Project on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development, Sustainability Science Program, at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  Her work focuses on global governance, the political economy of global health (with a focus on innovation, access to medicines, intellectual property and equity), the evolution of international regimes, and innovative policies for addressing global problems.  Prior to coming to Harvard, she worked for the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) international Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, where she focused on intellectual property policies, ensuring equitable pricing of medicines, and research and development into neglected diseases.  She has also consulted for a number of non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and intergovernmental organizations on global governance and access to medicines issues.

Dr. Moon is a member of the editorial board of PLoS Medicine, Board of Directors of MSF-USA, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative-North America, the expert Proposal Review Committee of UNITAID, the Global Advisory Committee of the WHO project on local production for access to medical products, and the Chatham House Global Health Working Group on Financing. Her work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, PLoS Medicine, Health and Human Rights, Globalization and Health, Global Health Governance, The Scientist, and other publications. She is the author (with Wolfgang Hein) most recently of the book: Informal Norms in Global Governance: Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines (Ashgate 2013). She has testified twice in the US Senate and regularly gives public presentations to policy and academic audiences.

She received a BA in History from Yale University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a PhD in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


PhD, Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MPA, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
BA, History, Yale University