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 Contesting Epidemics: How Brazil outpaced the United States in its Health Policy Response, 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, has recently been completed.

Dr. Gómez has published in several leading academic and non-academic journals, such as the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Global Health Governance, Globalization & HealthForeign Affairs, Health Policy & Planning, 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).

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. Dr. Gómez is a term member at 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.