Sara L.M. Davis The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Sara L.M. Davis

Sara L.M. Davis is a Senior Fellow at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently teaching, consulting and writing a book for Cambridge University Press entitled The Uncounted: Politics of Data in Global Health. The Uncounted draws on ethnographic field research, deconstruction of mathematical models, budget analysis, and observation of global health policymaking, to examine the political economy of the “data revolution” in global health finance. Prior to academia, Davis spent 13 years as a human rights professional at Human Rights Watch, Asia Catalyst (an organization she founded), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. As a practitioner, her work emphasized building the capacity of activists working in highly restrictive countries to master and use human rights and other international mechanisms for effective advocacy, and creating mechanisms and tools to promote donor accountability. Her publications include a book on ethnic minorities in Southwest China, and articles in Journal of the International AIDS Society, International Journal of Human Rights, Global Health Governance, Health and Human Rights, and others. In 2017, she was one of three winners of the International Geneva Award. Davis earned her Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania and held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale and U.C.L.A.


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