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Rosemary Morgan, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Leeds, 2012
MSc, University of Edinburgh, 2007
BA, University of British Columbia, 2006


Rosemary Morgan is an Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health, with a joint position in the School of Nursing. She has expertise in gender, gender analysis, and intersectionality. She currently leads the Sex and Gender Analysis Core for the NIH funded Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII) Center. She is co-primary investigator on a project exploring the gendered effects of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, DRC, and Brazil supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as an advisor on a CIHR funded project exploring the gendered effects of COVID-19 in Canada, the UK, China, and Hong Kong and co-coordinates an international Gender and COVID-19 Working Group. In addition, she works as a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) advisor for the UK Partnerships for Health Systems programme (UKPHS)

She previously led “Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs): Building Stronger Health Systems”, a project which brought together four research networks encompassing 17 institutions across 25 countries in a partnership to galvanize gender and ethics analysis in health systems research.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Rosemary was a Lecturer in Global Health Policy for the Global Public Health Unit (GPHU) at the University of Edinburgh, and a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development at the University of Leeds, where she worked on two international health projects: HESVIC - Health System Stewardship and Regulation in Vietnam, India and China, and CHEPSAA – Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa.

She holds a PhD in International Health and Development from the University of Leeds, where she explored HIV/AIDS prevention policy processes within faith-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Tanzania.


Rosemary currently teaches a course on Gender Analysis in Health Research and Interventions at JHSPH. She also co-instructs the online course Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries and teaches on the Research Methods in Health Systems course.

While at the University of Edinburgh Rosemary was the Program Director for MSc Global Health and Public Policy and the course convener for Population Health and Health Policy, and Human Rights and Health at GPHU. She has experience teaching on a number of different global health courses, including health systems and sexual and reproductive health.

Honors and Awards

Nominated and selected for list of Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health, CSIH, 2018

Selected for list of 300 Women Leaders in Global Health, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, 2014

Full-Time Leeds Institute of Health Sciences Research Scholarship, University of Leeds, 2007-2010

Queen Elizabeth II British Columbia Centennial Scholarship, 2006-2007

Peter Loeffler Memorial Reward, University of British Columbia, 2006-2007

Undergraduate Scholar Program Scholarship, University of British Columbia, 2004-2005

Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation Excellence Award, 2001-2004

British Columbia Provincial University Entrance Scholarship, 2001

  • Gender
  • gender analysis
  • health systems
  • health policy
  • global health
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • qualitative research

Recent Publications

  • Wenham, C., Smith, J., Davies, S. E., Feng, H., Grépin, K. A., Harman, S., … Morgan, R. (2020). Women are most affected by pandemics — lessons from past outbreaks. Nature, 583(7815), 194–198.
  • Morgan, R, and Klein, S. (2019). “The Intersection of Sex and Gender in the Treatment of Influenza.” Current Opinion in Virology 35: 35–41. doi:10.1016/J.COVIRO.2019.02.009.
  • Morgan, R., Ayiasi RM, Barman D, et al. (2018). Gendered health systems: evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Health Research Policy and Systems 16: 58.
  • Morgan, R. Tetui, M., Ekirapa-Kiracho, E., Rornald, M., George, A. (2017). Gender dynamics affecting maternal health and health care access and use in Uganda. Health Policy and Planning. 32(suppl_5): v13–v21.
  • Morgan, R., George, A., Ssali, S., Hawkins, K., Molyneux, S., & Theobald, S. (2016). How to do (or not to do)… gender analysis in health systems research. Health Policy and Planning, 31(8), 1069–1078.
  • COVID-19 gendered risks, impact & response: research and policy guidance