Sarah Kornblet

Former Research Fellow

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Sarah A. Kornblet is a research fellow for Stimson’s Global Health Security program.  Her research focuses on the International Health Regulations, health systems strengthening, global health diplomacy, the intersection of public health and security, and the potential for innovative and dynamic health policy solutions in developing countries.  

Prior to joining Stimson, Kornblet worked at a non-profit organization in rural India, where she focused on the improvement of social programs aimed at health and development, particularly for women.  She also served as a senior research assistant at the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University. There, she worked on various global and domestic health projects, including the International Health Regulations and US involvement in international health agreements and treaties.  Previously, as a practicing attorney, she specialized in food and drug law.  

Kornblet has a masters degree in public health from George Washington University, a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in political science from Emory University. 

Selected Publications

Comparative Analysis of National Legislation in Support of the Revised International Health Regulations: Potential Models for Implementation in the United States” (December 2010, American Journal of Public Health) – with Rebecca Katz

Carol Anne Bond v the United States of
How a Woman Scorned
Threatened the Chemical Weapons Convention
.” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism:
Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. Volume 9,
Number 3, 2011. – with Anna Muldoon and Rebecca

Research & Writing

NCDs: Redefining Global Health Security for the 21st Century

On September 19th, the United Nations General Assembly convened global leaders to confront an emerging health issue with major socioeconomic implications for only the second time in history. Leaders gathered at the UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communic…

The International AIDS Conference 2012

This week, the eyes of the health community will be on Washington, DC, as the United States hosts the International AIDS Conference for the first time in 22 years. While the conference convenes every two years, it has not been on US soil since 1990, du…

Costing Framework for International Health Regulations (2005)

The revised International Health Regulations (IHR [2005]) conferred new responsibilities on member states of the World Health Organization, requiring them to develop core capacities to detect, assess, report, and respond to public health emergencies. M…

Policy Paper
Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization

Stimson’s Global Health Security program, with Rebecca Katz of George Washington University, published a new analysis on Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization in the new issue of the Milbank Quarterly. In this article,…

The International Health Regulations (2005): Surveillance and Response in an Era of Globalization

In an era of routine air travel and disease multipliers born of human behaviors, a public health crisis anywhere in the world is a potential problem everywhere. For over one hundred years, nations have negotiated measures to prevent cross-border diseas…

Policy Paper
Comparative Analysis of National Legislation supporting the International Health Regulations

In 2005, the World Health Organization adopted the revised InternationalHealth Regulations, or IHR (2005), to establish obligationsfor detecting and responding to public health emergencies ofinternational concern. The success of the IHR (2005) rests on…

Policy Paper
Comparative Analysis of National Legislation in Support of the International Health Regulations

Rebecca Katz and Sarah Kornblet examine legislation and implementation of IHR (2005) in federalist countries in Comparative Analysis of National Legislation in Support of the Revised International Health Regulations: Potential Models for Implementation…

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