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Dr. S.K. (Katrina) Perehudoff

Faculty of Law
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Photographer: Aäron Blomme

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15557
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    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). 


  • Publications



    • Perehudoff, K. (2020). Universal access to essential medicines as part of the right to health: a cross-national comparison of national laws, medicines policies, and health system indicators. Global Health Action, 13(1), [1699342]. [details]
    • Perehudoff, K., Demchenko, I., Alexandrov, N. V., Brutsaert, D., Ackon, A., Durán, C. E., El-Dahiyat, F., Hafidz, F., Haque, R., Hussain, R., Salenga, R., Suleman, F., & Babar, Z-U-D. (2020). Essential Medicines in Universal Health Coverage: A Scoping Review of Public Health Law Interventions and How They Are Measured in Five Middle-Income Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), [9524]. [details]
    • Perehudoff, K., Vermandere, H., Williams, A., Bautista-Arredondo, S., De Paepe, E., Dias, S., Gama, A., Keygnaert, I., Longatto-Filho, A., Ortiz, J., Padalko, E., Reis, R. M., Vanderheijden, N., Vega, B., Verberckmoes, B., & Degomme, O. (2020). Universal cervical cancer control through a right to health lens: Refocusing national policy and programmes on underserved women. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 20(1), [21].


    • Perehudoff, K., & Forman, L. (2019). What Constitutes 'Reasonable' State Action on Core Obligations? Considering a Right to Health Framework to Provide Essential Medicines. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 11(1), 1-21.
    • Perehudoff, S. K., Alexandrov, N. V., & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2019). Access to essential medicines in 195 countries: A human rights approach to sustainable development. Global public health, 14(3), 431-444.
    • Perehudoff, S. K., Alexandrov, N. V., & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2019). Legislating for universal access to medicines: a rights-based cross-national comparison of UHC laws in 16 countries. Health Policy and Planning, 34(Supplement_3), iii48-iii57.
    • Perehudoff, S. K., Alexandrov, N. V., & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2019). The right to health as the basis for universal health coverage: A cross-national analysis of national medicines policies of 71 countries. PLoS ONE, 14(6), [e0215577].


    • Berro Pizzarossa, L., Perehudoff, K., & Castela Forte, J. (2018). How the Uruguayan judiciary shapes access to high-priced medicines: A critique through the right to health lens. Health and Human Rights, 20(1), 93-105.
    • Lavan, A., Eustace, J., Dahly, D., Flanagan, E., Gallagher, P., Cullinane, S., Petrovic, M., Perehudoff, K., Gudmondsson, A., Samuelsson, Ó., Sverrisdóttir, Á., Cherubin, A., Dimitri, F., Rimland, J., Cruz-Jentoft, A., Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés, M., Lozano Montoya, I., Soiza, R. L., Subbarayan, S., & O’Mahony, D. (2018). Incident adverse drug reactions in geriatric inpatients: a multicentred observational study. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, 9(1), 13-23.
    • Perehudoff, K., & 't Hoen, E. (2018). Human Rights and Intellectual Property for Universal Access to New Essential Medicines. In Equitable Access to High-Cost Pharmaceuticals (pp. 67-87). Elsevier.
    • Perehudoff, K., Berro Pizzarossa, L., & Stekelenburg, J. (2018). Realising the right to sexual and reproductive health: Access to essential medicines for medical abortion as a core obligation. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18(1), [8].


    • Pizzarossa, L. B., & Perehudoff, K. (2017). Global survey of national constitutions: Mapping constitutional commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Health and Human Rights, 19(2), 279-293.


    • Perehudoff, K., Azermai, M., Wauters, M., Van Acker, S., Versluys, K., Steeman, E., & Petrovic, M. (2016). The psychotropic education and knowledge test for nurses in nursing homes: striving for PEAK performance. Aging and Mental Health, 20(11), 1182-1189.
    • Perehudoff, K., Petrovic, M., O'Neill, D., & Cherubini, A. (2016). A survey of geriatric expertise in medicines evaluation at national regulatory agencies in Europe: There is still room for improvement! European geriatric medicine, 7(5), 430-433.
    • Perehudoff, K., Toebes, B., & Hogerzeil, H. (2016). A human rights-based approach to the reimbursement of expensive medicines. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94(12), 935-936.
    • Perehudoff, S. K., Toebes, B., & Hogerzeil, H. (2016). Essential medicines in national constitutions: Progress since 2008. Health and Human Rights, 18(1), 141-156.
    • Wauters, M., Azermai, M., Perehudoff, K., Versluys, K., Steeman, E., & Petrovic, M. (2016). Development and validation of the Psychotropic Education and Knowledge (PEAK) test on psychotropic drugs for nurses in an acute geriatric care setting. European geriatric medicine, 7(2), 135-141.


    • Perehudoff, K., Azermai, M., Somers, A., Vander Stichele, R., & Petrovic, M. (2015). Medication discrepancies in older patients admitted to non-geriatric wards: An exploratory study. European geriatric medicine, 6(1), 41-45.


    • Somers, A., Robays, H., De Paepe, P., Van Maele, G., Perehudoff, K., & Petrovic, M. (2013). Evaluation of clinical pharmacist recommendations in the geriatric ward of a Belgian university hospital. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 8, 703-709.


    • Perehudoff, S. K., Laing, R. O., & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2010). Access to essential medicines in national constitutions. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(11).


    • Guarinoni, M., Smith, D. G., & Perehudoff, S. K. (2008). EU's proposed pesticide legislation promises better environmental health. Outlooks on Pest Management, 19(6), 249-251.



    • 't Hoen, E., Meyer, S., Durisch, P., Bannenberg, W., Perehudoff, K., Reed, T., & Barber, M. J. (2019). Improving affordability of new Essential Cancer Medicines. The Lancet Oncology, 20(8), 1052-1054.
    • Jennings, E., Lavan, A., Dahly, D., Eustace, J., Flanagan, E., Gallagher, P., Cullinane, S., Petrovic, M., Perehudoff, K., Gudmondsson, A., Samuelsson, Ó., Sverrisdóttir, Á., Cherubin, A., Dimitri, F., Rimland, J., Cruz-Jentoft, A., Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés, M., Lozano Montoya, I., Soiza, R. L., ... O'Mahony, D. (2019). A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF CAUSATIVE DRGS/DRG CLASSES OF INCIDENT ADVERSE DRG REACTIONS IN ACUTELY HOSPITALIZED OLDER-ADULTS: SENATOR (PHASE I). Age and Ageing, 48(Supplement 3), iii17. [91].


    • Perehudoff, K. (2007). Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship.


    • Perehudoff, K. (2018-2021). Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation.
    • Perehudoff, K. (2013-2021). Health Action International.

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Perehudoff, K. (speaker) (2-12-2020). Equitable allocation of Covid-19 vaccines to minorities downstream relies on upstream sharing of intellectual property, knowledge, and data, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
    • Perehudoff, K. (speaker) (27-11-2020). Business & human rights in public health crises: Evaluating vaccine developers’ behaviour in the Covid-19 pandemic, Interdisciplinary Master Class in Global Health and Development.
    • Perehudoff, K. (speaker) (29-10-2020). ACTA in the Context of COVID-19: A Conversation, University of Toronto.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medi
      Tutor, Law & Global Health online course
    • WHO Collaborating Center, Uni of Toronto
    • Stichting Farma ter Verantwoording
      Board Member (secretaris), non-remunerated
    • Ghent University
      Post doctoral assistant