Ph.D. in Economics from Hautes Etudes Internationales, University of Geneva
M.D. from McGill University
Nick Drager, former Director of the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights and Senior Adviser in the Strategy Unit, Office of the Director-General at the World Health Organization is Honorary Professor, Global Health Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Professor of Public Policy and Global Health Diplomacy, McGill University; Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.
His work focuses on current and emerging public health issues related to globalization and health, especially global health diplomacy/governance, foreign policy and international trade and health. The policy related, research and training activities of the work programme he leads are designed to contribute to enabling policy makers and public health practitioners to analyse and act on the broader determinants of health development, to better manage and shape the global and national policy environment for health and to place public health interests higher on the global development agenda to improve health outcomes.
He has extensive experience working with senior officials in developing countries worldwide and major multilateral and bilateral development agencies in health policy development, health sector analysis, strategic planning and resource mobilization and allocation decisions and in providing advice on health development negotiations and in conflict resolution. br>
He has deep experience in global health diplomacy and high level negotiations on international health development issues. He has represented WHO at international events and conferences, serves as chair, keynote speaker at numerous international conferences; he lectures at Universities in Europe, North America and Asia; and is the author of numerous papers, editorials, and books in the area of global health and development. He has an M.D. from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Hautes Etudes Internationales, University of Geneva.