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Nina Sun, JD

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Assistant Clinical Professor and Deputy Director of Global Health
Community Health and Prevention
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BA, International Relations, New York University; JD, University of Maryland


Nina Sun is the Deputy Director of Global Health and Human Rights and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. She has worked on rights and gender issues with international and non-governmental organizations, including the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organization and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Her interests center on understanding barriers to health and designing programs to improve access to health care by addressing legal and social determinants. This work, analyzing how laws, policies and practices influence health outcomes, has focused on examining who is being left behind, and how to systemically address health inequities.

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Social and Political Determinants of Health


J.J. Amon and N. Sun, HIV, Human Rights and the Last Mile, Journal of the International AIDS Society (December 2019)

P. Brest, N. Sun et. al., The Stanford Guide to Effective Philanthropy (September 2019)

N. Sun, Using Free Speech to Undermine Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (July 2018)

N. Sun and J.J. Amon, Addressing Inequity: Neglected Tropical Diseases and Human Rights, Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal (June 2018)

J.J. Amon and N. Sun, Subverting Rights: Addressing the Increasing Barriers to Reproductive Rights, Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal (May 2018)

A. Krug, M. Hildebrand and N. Sun, “We don't need services. We have no problems”: exploring the experiences of young people who inject drugs in accessing harm reduction services, Journal of the International AIDS Society (February 2015)