Samantha Kiernan

Samantha Kiernan is a program coordinator on global health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She previously worked as a research associate on global health, economics, and development at CFR and as an outreach and analysis consultant at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. She has also interned with the nonprofit buildOn, U.S. Department of State, and Irish Parliament. Samantha graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a regional focus on China.


Legal, Safe, and Affordable

The state of global abortion access


What Afghanistan Stands to Lose

Two decades of health progress at risk with the return of the Taliban


Wanted: One Billion Booster Shots

What the COVID-19 booster shot debate means for global vaccine access


The Inequity of Vaccine Passports

Tracking the global use of COVID-19 vaccine certificates


Vaccine Spheres of Influence Tracker

Tracking COVID-19 vaccine administration and access around the world


Where the Sidewalk Ends

The implications of COVID-19 for urban health