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Johnattan García Ruiz

Johnattan Garcia Ruiz is a lawyer and Master of Public Health in Global Health. He received his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston, USA, and his Law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Mr. Garcia is currently working as a researcher for Dejusticia, a Colombia-based research and advocacy organization dedicated to the strengthening of the rule of law and the promotion of social justice and human rights in Colombia and the Global South.

Mr. Garcia worked as Program Assistant at the Takemi Program in International Health at HSPH and interned at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. and the World Health Organization Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan.

He has previously served at the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection on drug access and price regulation as Legal Advisor to the Director of Medicines and Health Technologies. Mr. García worked as Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in the Environmental and Public Health Law Clinic at Los Andes Law School, from where he presented multiple amicus curiae for the Colombian Constitutional Court on cases related to the right to health and pharmaceutical policy.

His professional and research interests include urban public health policy, the political analysis of health system reforms and governments' regulatory actions of industries that impact populations' health.

Harvard Affiliation / Current Practice

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,

    Master of Public Health in Global Health 2019

Research and Professional



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