Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

At CSIS, J. Stephen Morrison is director of the Center on Global Health Policy and a Senior Vice President. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, other foundation and corporate contributors, the Center seeks to advance a long-term strategic U.S. approach to global health, cultivate new global health champions, enrich our understanding of the security and foreign policy dimensions of global health, and link Washington-based work to emerging policy expertise in key developing and middle income countries. Beginning in the spring of 2009, Dr. Morrison directed the CSIS Commission on a Smart Global Health Policy, comprised of 25 diverse high-level opinion leaders. Its findings are detailed in the final report ‘A Healthier, Safer, and More Prosperous World: Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy,’ published in March 2010.

Dr. Morrison writes widely, testifies often before Congress, has directed several high-level task forces and commissions, and is a frequent contributor in major media on U.S. foreign policy, global health, Africa, and foreign assistance. He served for seven years in the Clinton Administration, four years as committee staff in the House of Represesentatives, and taught for twelve years as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin and is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College.