Joe Amon, PhD, MSPH, is the director of the health and human rights division at Human Rights Watch. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2005, Joe worked for more than 15 years conducting epidemiological research, designing programs, and evaluating interventions related to HIV/AIDS, malaria, hepatitis and Guinea Worm disease for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Family Health International, the Carter Center, and other organizations. His current research focuses primarily on environmental health and access to medicines for marginalized populations. Amon is the author or coauthor of more than one hundred peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, op-eds and comments. He is a member of the ethics committee and editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, the UNAIDS reference group on HIV and Human Rights, the Stop TB Programme's Task Force on TB and Human Rights, and the advisory board of the Center for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany. In addition to his position as a Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, he is an Associate in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and in the Fall of 2012 was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Paris School of International Affairs at SciencesPo in Paris. Amon has a MSPH from Tulane University. His Ph.D., on the molecular epidemiology of malaria, is from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.