Joseph Harris is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University and founder of the American Sociological Association’s Global Health and Development interest group. He studies the role of elite networks in public policies critical to public health and human welfare. He holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. His expertise has been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank, where he has served as a consultant, most recently as a Specialist on the Political Economy of Health Reform on the Japan-World Bank Project on Universal Coverage. Prior to joining the faculty at BU, he served as Lecturer at the University of Chicago’s School of Public Policy Studies.