Johnattan Garcia Ruiz is a Master of Public Health in Global Health Candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Mr. Garcia works as Program Assistant at the Takemi Program in International Health at HSPH. He has previously served at the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection on drug access and price regulation as legal advisor to the director of Medicines and Health Technologies, and worked as clinical instructor in the Environmental and Public Health Law Clinic at Los Andes Law School, where he participated as amicus curiae for the Colombian Constitutional Court on cases related to pharmaceutical policy and the right to health of indigenous communities.
During his time at HSPH, Mr. Garcia interned at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. and at the World Health Organization Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan. His research interests include the political analysis of health system reforms and governments' regulatory actions of industries that impact population's health.