Jordan Jarvis is a health policy and systems researcher and activist. She's interested in policy and governance to promote health equity; most of her work has been in the areas of non-communicable diseases, access to essential medicines and the health workforce.
Her DrPH research is focused on policy implementation to improve equitable access to essential cardiovascular medicines, which is supported through a CIHR Doctoral Award. She sits on the Expert Advisory Group for the Medicines Patent Pool. Jordan previously helped establish and served as the Executive Director of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a global independent advocacy organisation that seeks to mobilise young leaders to promote social justice and health equity worldwide. She spoke about some of this work during a talk at TEDxGoodenough College. She has also worked for the WHO, the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, Amref Health Africa in Kenya, and Health Action International. Jordan completed a postgraduate research fellowship at the Harvard Global Equity Initiative/Harvard Medical School, has a Master of Science in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto, and a BSc (Hons.) in Biology from Western University in Canada.