Eduardo J. Gómez

Analyzing Politics, Health, & Development in the Emerging Economies

Dr. Eduardo J. Gómez is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of International Development and Emerging Economies at King's College London, International Development Institute. A political scientist by training, his research focuses on the role of institutional theory in domestic and international health policy. More specifically, his research explores how formal and informal institutional designs and change processes shape domestic government and international agency responses to disease. His first book titled Contested Epidemics: How Brazil outpaced the United States and what the BRICS an learn, is forthcoming with Imperial College Press, while his second book titled The De-Emerging Nations? Understanding Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa's Struggle to Eradicate Disease, has recently been completed.

Dr. Gómez has published in various scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Global Health Governance, Globalization & HealthForeign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Health Policy & Planning, Health Policy, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Studies in Comparative International Development, and the Harvard International Review. He also frequently writes articles for major media outlets, such as CNN and BBC, while making TV guest appearances on CNN and BBC America and radio talk shows, such as PRI (Public Radio International). Dr. Gómez research has also been supported by organizations such as Oxfam, the George Soros Foundation and Tinker Foundations.

Prior to joining King's, Dr. Gómez was an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in the USA and a pre-doctoral fellow in the Politics and Governance Group of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has previously worked for the RAND Corporation, World Bank, IMF, George Soros Foundation, and is a veteran of the US Air Force, having served at the US Air Force Academy. He holds a PhD in political science from Brown University, an AM degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

On his spare time, Dr. Gómez enjoys the practice of Brazilian Jui-Jitsu at the Roger Gracie Academy in London.