Director of Programs
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
Jordan Jarvis is passionate about using policy change and civic engagement to improve equitable access to the environments, structures and goods that enable people to live healthy and joyful lives worldwide. She is currently conducting research toward a doctorate in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She helped establish and served as the Executive Director of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a global network and nonprofit organization that seeks to mobilize young leaders to promote social justice and health, with over 6,000 members in over 150 countries. Through YP-CDN, Jordan led global advocacy initiatives and capacity building to address the world’s leading causes of death and ill health–non-communicable diseases–with a particular focus in East Africa. Jordan has consulted on diverse projects for the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, Health Action International, and the American Cancer Society (Global). Previously, she worked with Amref Health Africa in Kenya as Operations Research Officer and in cancer control at the World Health Organization. She completed a postgraduate research fellowship at the Harvard Global Equity Initiative/Harvard Medical School, and earned an MSc (Cancer Biology) from the University of Toronto and a BSc in Biology from Western University. She is a 2017 World Heart Federation Emerging Leader on essential medicines and an Associate Editor for the journal ‘Globalization and Health’.