CFR Staff

Samantha Kiernan

Program Coordinator, Global Health


"Global Vaccinations Must Be Swifter," Nature, March 28, 2022

"How Russia's Invasion Shot Down Sputnik V," Think Global Health, March 28, 2022

"Lifting the Curtain on COVID Border Restrictions: Tracking COVID-19 Entry Policies for Ukrainian Refugees," Think Global Health, March 11, 2022

"Growing Up and Moving Out: The Critical Link Between Health and Migration,", February 24, 2022

"The Closed Loop of the Beijing Olympics," Think Global Health, February 11, 2022

"Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19: An Exploratory Analysis of Infection and Fatality Rates, and Contextual Factors Associated With Preparedness in 177 Countries, From Jan 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2021," Lancet, February 1, 2022

"Visualizing 2022: Trends to Watch,", December 6, 2021

"Navigating the World that COVID-19 Made: A Strategy for Revamping the Pandemic Research and Development Preparedness and Response Ecosystem," Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, October 29, 2021

"Legal, Safe, and Affordable: The State of Global Abortion Access," Think Global Health, October 8, 2021

"Billions Committed, Millions Delivered," Think Global Health, September 22, 2021, last updated December 2, 2021.

"Noncommunicable Diseases Kill Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in COVID-19 Times," Council on Foreign Relations, September 8, 2021

"What Afghanistan Stands to Lose," Think Global Health, August 25, 2021

"Wanted: One Billion Booster Shots," Think Global Health, August 12, 2021

"Democracies Linked To Greater Universal Health Coverage Compared With Autocracies, Even In An Economic Recession," Health Affairs 40, no. 8: 1234–42.

"Pandemic Protests: When Unrest and Instability Go Viral," Think Global Health, July 28, 2021

"The Inequity of Vaccine Passports," Think Global Health, June 3, 2021

"China Cannot Win the Great Vaccine Diplomacy Game Without Vaccines," Nikkei Asia, April 18, 2021

"The Politics of Vaccine Donation and Diplomacy," Think Global Health, March 25, 2021, last updated June 4, 2021

"The Middle-Income Nation Squeeze," Think Global Health, February 11, 2021

"Vaccine Spheres of Influence Tracker," Think Global Health, February 5, 2021, last updated March 4, 2021

"Where the Sidewalk Ends," Think Global Health, January 28, 2021

"From Victims to Conquerors: How Cities Can Overcome Coronavirus," Brown Journal of World Affairs 27, no. 1 (2020): 261–72

"Does Healthier Mean Wealthier? Measuring Countries' Economic Performance During the Pandemic," Think Global Health, January 14, 2021

"Writing a More Inclusive Playbook: How COVID-19 Is Impacting LGBTQ+ Communities Around the World," Think Global Health, January 12, 2021

"There Is No Place Like Home for the Holidays," Think Global Health, November 24, 2020 

"Holding Incumbents Accountable: COVID-19 at the Ballot Box," Think Global Health, October 29, 2020

"Fighting a Pandemic Requires Trust," Foreign Affairs, October 23, 2020

"Leading by Example: COVID-19 Infections at the Highest Levels of Government," Think Global Health, October 12, 2020

"The Virus Inside the White House," Think Global Health, October 9, 2020

"Targeting Bias to Improve Maternal Care and Outcomes for Black Women in the USA," EClinicalMedicine, October 4, 2020

"Spare the Vote, Spoil the Virus," Think Global Health, October 2, 2020, updated November 12, 2020

"All Bets Are Off for Measuring Pandemic Preparedness," Think Global Health, June 30, 2020

"Religion and COVID-19—Keeping Faith in the Battle Against Coronavirus," Think Global Health, May 27, 2020 

"Tracking Coronavirus in Countries With and Without Travel Bans," Think Global Health, April 7, 2020

"Travel Restrictions on China Due to COVID-19," Think Global Health, April 6, 2020

"Democracy and Implementation of Noncommunicable Disease Policies," Lancet Global Health, April 1, 2020

"A War Fought Once Before: China's Response to COVID-19," Global Asia 15, no. 1 (March 2020): 98–103

"No Nation Can Fight Coronavirus on Its Own," Lawfare, February 12, 2020

"Will 'Mysterious' Virus Soon Be Named?," Think Global Health, January 23, 2020

"UPDATED: Timeline of the Coronavirus," Think Global Health, January 23, 2020, last updated October 4, 2021

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