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 Contested Epidemics: How Brazil outpaced the United States and what the BRICS can learn, is forthcoming 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 various scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Global Health Governance, Globalization & Health, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Health Policy & Planning, Health Policy, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 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). Dr. Gómez research has also been supported by organizations such as Oxfam, the George Soros Foundation and Tinker Foundations.
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.
On his spare time, Dr. Gómez enjoys the practice of mixed martial arts, studying Brazilian Jui-Jitsu at the Roger Gracie Academy as well as Seishinkai Shotokan karate in London.