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Flavia Chen, MPH
Program Manager, Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change

Flavia Chen, MPH, is the Program Manager for PGPP. She previously was an inaugural Technology and Public Purpose fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. An interdisciplinary public health researcher, Flavia’s expertise lies at the intersection of genomics, data governance, ethics, and policy.

Flavia’s primary responsibilities as PGPP Program Manager are to build and implement COVID Academy programs and to cultivate student work across the program’s myriad projects. Flavia received her MPH from the University of Washington’s Institute for Public Health Genetics and her BA in environmental studies and history from Bowdoin College. Prior to joining the Harvard community, Flavia worked for five years at the University of California San Francisco, managing NIH-funded research grants exploring the potential application and implications of using exome sequencing in public health newborn screening, prenatal-, and pediatric care.