CFR Staff

Samantha Kiernan

Research Associate, Global Health, Economics, and Development


"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

"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, updated January 15, 2021