Katrina Perehudoff, MSc LLM PhD, is a health scientist and legal scholar with over a decade of experience in pharmaceutical policy. She is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in European and Global Health at the Law Center for Health and Life at the Amsterdam Law School (UvA). She is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health & Development (AIGHD) and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector (University of Toronto). Katrina's research focuses on the development, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of law and policy interventions in the field of pharmaceuticals and public health. She draws on concepts, methods, and interpretive lenses from her training in health science and law. Katrina applies her research findings in practice through her involvement as a member of the Advisory Board of the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation and the European Association of Health Action International.
Katrina trained as a post doctoral researcher at the International Centre for Reproductive Health- a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Ghent University (Belgium), and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Canada). She holds a Master in Science (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Master in Laws (Ghent University), and a PhD (University of Groningen). Katrina is an alumna of the Comparative Program on Health & Society (2017) and the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship program (2007-2008). She has completed Visiting Fellowships at the Munk School of Global Affairs (2017) and Harvard Medical School (2019).
Katrina has consulted on human rights, intellectual property and pharmaceutical policy issues for public interest organisations including the World Health Organization, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and Medicines Law and Policy. Katrina has five years of experience advocating for access to medicines and their rational use in European pharmaceutical policy at the NGOs Health Action International (the Netherlands) and The European Consumer Organisation (Belgium).