About Us

Emily Mok

Emily Mok, MBE, MGA, DPhil, was a Law Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law from 2009-2011. She is currently a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Massachusetts.

As a law fellow, Emily worked on several global health law projects, in particular international development assistance for health and the implementation of public health regulations in developing countries. Her research interests in global health law and policy pertain to governance and international organizations, international trade, development assistance, and human rights.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Emily was a DPhil (PhD) student at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies within the University of Oxford's Faculty of Law. Her doctoral thesis was on the governance of access to essential medicines. She also holds a Master of Government Administration (MGA), a Master of Bioethics (MBE) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) from the University of Pennsylvania. In the past, Emily has worked at the World Health Organization (in the Dept. of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law and the Secretariat for Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property), at the American College of Physicians, and in the health care industry.

Selected Publications


Mok, Emily A., Lawrence O. Gostin, Monica Das Gupta, and Max Levin. "Implementing Public Health Regulations in Developing Countries: Lessons from the OECD Countries." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38, no. 3 (2010): 508-519.

Gostin, Lawrence O., and Emily A. Mok, eds. "Innovative Solutions to Closing the Health Gap Between Rich and Poor: A Special Symposium on Global Health Governance." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38, no. 3 (2010): 451-646.

Mok, Emily A. "International Assistance and Cooperation for Access to Essential Medicines." Health and Human Rights 12, no. 1 (2010): 73-81.

Gostin, Lawrence O., and Emily A. Mok. "The President's Global Health Initiative." Journal of the American Medical Association 304, no. 7 (2010): 789-790.


Gostin, Lawrence O., and Emily A. Mok. Commissioned Paper: Global Health Governance Report. Washington: National Academies Press, 2009.

Gostin, Lawrence O., and Emily A. Mok. "Grand challenges in global health governance." British Medical Bulletin 90, no. 1 (2009): 7-18.