Jonathan Pearson is a seasoned leader in the development and use of evidence to inform health strategy and operating models. He has nearly 20 years of experience in over 25 countries. He is an innovator in using evidence, analytics, and evaluation techniques to support infectious disease and emergency preparedness and response programs. He has advised government institutions, multilateral organizations, and NGOs of all sizes. Jonathan has served as a senior advisor to global institutions such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (US CDC), U.S. Agency for International Development, Joint UN Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), The Global Fund, and international non-profits.
He is a recognized contributor to global conferences such as the American Evaluation Association and publications such as BMC Public Health. Recent engagements include serving as a co-principal investigator on a cost-effectiveness evaluation of HIV services in Ukraine, deploying user-centered approaches for epidemiological models used by 170+ countries for UNAIDS, and supporting innovative research on national public health institutes for the US CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection. He speaks multiple languages, including fluency in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.