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, practitioners, business leaders, journalists, and the public meet the health challenges of a globalized world. These challenges include infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and monkeypox that cross borders with easier trade and travel, the rapid increase in cancers, diabetes, and other 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.

2 out of 3 deaths related to COVID-19 were not attributed to COVID-19 in official statistics in 2020 and 2021

Program Experts

Program Director

Thomas J. Bollyky

Bloomberg Chair in Global Health; Senior Fellow for International Economics, Law, 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

Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health