Executive Director, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network; Research Fellow, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School

Jordan Jarvis is the Executive Director of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a member organization that aims to tackle non-communicable diseases as a leading 21st century global health and social justice concern. She is also a Research Fellow with the Harvard Global Equity Initiative through Harvard Medical School and is on The Lancet Youth Commission for Essential Medicines Policies.

Jordan has experience working for Amref Health Africa in Kenya, the World Health Organization, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO). She sits on the Board and is a founding member of the Network of WHO Intern Alumni (NWIA). Jordan holds a M.Sc. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto, a B.Sc. in Biology from Western University in Canada, and completed the Global Health Fellows Program with Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.

Jordan is interested in bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice for stronger health systems, training for the next generation of health leaders, and has a particular interest in global cancer care and essential medicines. She has delivered talks on global health matters at various institutions and conferences, including: University of Toronto, University of Oxford, the World Health Organization, International AIDS Conference 2014, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines International Conference 2014.


  • –present
    Research fellow, Harvard Medical School