About Us

The global health footprint resource platform follows the December 2013 Harvard Program in Ethics and Health conference, Companies' Global Health Footprint: Could Rating Help?. This site offers an introduction to the subject.

Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Bioethics) at the Harvard Medical School and of Global Health and Population at Harvard's T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also appointed at Harvard University’s campus-wide Program in Ethics and Health. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Eyal was the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values of Princeton University, and previously, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health. He holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, an MA in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in Philosophy and History from Tel-Aviv University. During 2009-10 he was Faculty Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. Eyal co-edits the Oxford University Press series Population-Level Bioethics. He chairs both the Philosophy Subcommittee of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the Committee on Philosophy and Medicine of the American Philosophical Association. Most of his research is in bioethics.

Jennifer E. Miller

Jennifer Miller is a fellow in Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, jointly appointed by the Fuqua School of Business and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, she taught in Columbia University's Bioethics and Cross Cultural Education Program, in Fordham University's Schools of Business and in several healthcare systems while completing her doctorate in bioethics at Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University. Additionally, Dr. Miller holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in physics and has served on the CDC’s Taskforces for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care, AMA’s Advanced Disaster Life Support Education Consortium, as a consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC is the UN organ facilitating international cooperation on standards-making and problem-solving in economic and social issues), as the Founding President of the nonprofit Bioethics International, and as a biweekly pundit for Fox News. Currently, Jennifer explores the ethics, trustworthiness, and governance of healthcare innovation from normative, empirical and qualitative perspectives. She created and is piloting a rating system that ranks pharmaceutical companies on specific ethical criteria (at the intersection of public health and human rights) to help recognize good ethics practices in companies and incentivize reform where needed.

Elina Suzuki

Research assistant Elina Suzuki conducted background research and put together the site.

This website was made possible with support from the Harvard Global Health Institute. Related projects attracted an earlier award from Academics Stand Against Poverty, funding from an anonymous private donor, and consulting from John De Mott (OpenTactics.com). We are grateful to Karen Beck and Carol Maglitta (one[visual]mind.com) for web and graphic design, and to Nien-hê Hsieh, Larry Lessig, Leah Price, and John Sturm for advice.