Sara L.M. Davis (known as Meg) is an anthropologist and human rights advocate. She is Special Advisor on Strategy and Partnerships at the Graduate Institute’s Global Health Centre and teaches at the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH).
Meg earned her Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania, and held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale and UCLA. She was China researcher at Human Rights Watch, then founding executive director of Asia Catalyst, and then the first senior advisor on human rights at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. As a consultant, she has written reports for UN agencies and supported civil society advocates on the Board of the Global Fund.
Meg is author of a new book, The Uncounted: Politics of Data in Global Health (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and an earlier book, Song and Silence: Ethnic revival on China’s southwest borders (Columbia University Press 2005). In 2017, she was one of three winners of the International Geneva Award.
- Corinne Carey, “The Uncounted: New book explores intentional gaps in health data”. The Sanctuary for Independent Media, June 16.
- Melissa Gira Grant, “The Pandemic Surveillance State”. New Republic, May 8.
- with Ken Roth (HRW), Daniel Warner, Imogen Foulkes on the Inside Geneva podcast, “Pandemics and Power”. Inside Geneva, April 28.
- Quoted in The New Humanitarian: “Who Funds WHO?”
- Interviewed in French for Radio France International: “ONU: Une déclaration trop faible pour enrayer l’épidémie de sida?”