Susan C. Kim, JD, MPH, MBA, is the Deputy Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Trained in law, public health, and business, her current project portfolio includes oversight and engagement in the institute’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded grants in the areas of infectious disease control and global health financing. Her additional research interests include food and drug law and public-private partnerships in health.
Susan has served in a number of different capacities at the O’Neill Institute, such as Project Director, Project Manager, and Manager of Grants and Communications. In the latter role, she managed the institute’s development activities, which included strategic planning, grant development and writing, and marketing and branding. She started at the O’Neill Institute as a Law Fellow in 2008, where she worked on a broad range of projects in health law and policy – emergency (pandemic) preparedness, food safety regulation, global health governance, infectious disease control, and implementation of the World Health Organization’s revised International Health Regulations.
In 2011, she was an external consultant to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at the US Department of State. There, she supported the government’s engagement in the Comprehensive Reform Working Group of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She also provided analysis on legislative issues pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama-Biden transition.
Susan holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Public Health in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.