Dr. Gómez is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of International Development and Emerging Economies at King's College London, King's 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 Contesting Epidemics: How Brazil outpaced the United States in its Policy Response, what the BRICS can learn and the Politics of Global Health Diplomacy, is under contract 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, is under review at Oxford University Press.
Dr. Gómez has published refereed articles in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Administration & Society, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Globalization & Health, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Health Policy & Planning, Health Policy, Global Health Governance, and Studies in Comparative International Development, as well as invited articles and op-eds for CNN,
BBC, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Brown Journal of World Affairs, European Business Review, Harvard International Review, Harvard Health Policy
Review, Revista: The Harvard Review of Latin America, and the Americas Quarterly. Dr. Gómez has also made TV guest appearances on CNN and BBC America discussing Brazil's emerging influence.
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 and is a
veteran of the US Air Force. Dr. Gómez is also a
term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 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.