Global Health & Human Rights Fellowship

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights selects post-doctoral fellows each year to carry out research projects alongside the program’s team. 


Ian Henry, JD

Ian Henry is the Program on Global Health & Human Rights legal fellow. Mr. Henry earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College. An international human rights lawyer, Mr. Henry focuses on improving health systems and programming at the international, regional, and national levels, often working with the team at the intersection of human rights and global health with institutions at the forefront of global policy processes. He has conducted research and analysis focused on improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment and services, sexual and reproductive health and rights, human rights and universal health coverage, and issues of informed consent. Mr. Henry has also provided analysis of complex issues engaging multiple legal systems and concurrent jurisdiction of domestic and international statutes and laws for international criminal tribunals, seeking justice for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and terrorism. During law school, he also helped represent asylum seekers and refugees seeking resettlement.


Sarah MacCarthy, DSc

Sarah MacCarthy, a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, was the first official Global Health & Human Rights Fellow. She completed her doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Global Health and Population with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and human rights in 2012. For her dissertation research in Salvador, Brazil, she studied why, given the availability of free and universal HIV/AIDS services, individuals delay in accessing testing and subsequent care. During 13 months of fieldwork Dr. MacCarthy collaborated with a team of researchers led by Dr. Dourado at Instituo de Saúde Coletiva based at Universidade Federal da Bahia. While collecting data for her dissertation, she worked with individuals at ISC and key activists in the local transgender community to submit an application to study transgender health in Salvador. The Ministry of Health recently funded the application and Dr. MacCarthy continued to be a part of this project during her GHHR fellowship.


Eliana Zucchi, MPH

Eliana Zucchi, a doctoral student at Faculdade de Saúde Pública [School of Public Health] at University of São Paulo, Brazil, completed a six-month rotation at the Program on Global Health & Human Rights. Her doctoral research focused on decision-making in HIV testing among Brazilian youth. Qualitative data comprise sexual and prevention practices, STD/AIDS knowledge, AIDS symbolisms, and perceptions of HIV exposure and individual/social outcomes of HIV diagnosis. Gender, sexuality and sexual identity are core analytical categories.