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Centers & Programs

Global Health Program

The Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) provides independent, evidence-based analysis and recommendations to help policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and the public meet the health challenges of a globalized world. These challenges include infectious diseases that cross borders with easier trade and travel, the rapid growth of noncommunicable diseases in working-age people in developing countries, and the emerging perils of antibiotic resistance and climate change. These changing health needs place new demands on international institutions and initiatives at a time when their long-term financing is in doubt. Through rigorous research, articles, and online-interactives, CFR's experts work to advance evidence-based analysis and informed decision-making in global health.
1 in 10 The estimated number of deaths attributable to COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020

Program Experts

Program Director

Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program

Luciana L. Borio

Senior Fellow for Global Health

David P. Fidler

Senior Fellow for Global Health and Cybersecurity

Tom Frieden

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Jennifer Nuzzo

Senior Fellow for Global Health