Sumegha Asthana, postdoctoral research fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Georgetown University’s School of Health, presented findings of an empirical study on governance and decision-making in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic. She used the concepts of administrative centralization, political legitimacy, and governance agility to describe the characteristics and determinants of public health decision-making in Singapore and argued that the administrative and political determinants played a significant role in decision-making during the health crisis. This study was jointly done by Sumegha Asthana, Sanjana Mukherjee, Alexandra L. Phelan, Jun Jie Woo, and Claire J. Standley.
This event was open to all Georgetown University faculty, students, staff, and affiliates.
This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health Science and Security, the School of Health’s Department of Health Management and Policy, and the Global Health Institute.
Sumegha Asthana is a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Georgetown University’s School of Health. She works at the intersections of global health governance, influence of development aid on national health policies, gender, and mainstreaming of alternative systems of medicine in public health. She is the co-founder, in addition to the first chair, of the India chapter of a global social movement called Women in Global Health, which aims to achieve gender equality in global health leadership.