Lillian Posner

Lillian Posner is a research associate for Think Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Lillian worked as a writer and editor at the National Interest, where she focused primarily on global health, geopolitics, and security issues in Eurasia. She earned her master's degree in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she wrote her master's capstone on corruption and import substitution in the Russian pharmaceutical industry. Previously she interned at the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. She has also traveled extensively around Russia. 


War-Proofing Ukraine's Health System

An interview with Ukraine's former Deputy Minister of Health Pavlo Kovtoniuk



A photographic view of the fallout from past nuclear incidents for health


Russian Roulette at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

How Russia's militarization of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant threatens human health


The Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

Health law expert Lindsay Wiley outlines the legal tools the U.S. government has to respond to monkeypox


Monkeypox Timeline

A frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the 2022 monkeypox outbreak


U.S. Abortion Law and Dissenting from the Norm

The United States is an outlier on abortion access


Poland's New 'Pregnancy Registry' Raises Red Flags

Some women feel their privacy and autonomy are on the line


Russia's War on Food

Russia's own food security is yet another casualty of its eight-year war in Ukraine


From Aleppo to Mariupol

Attacks on medical facilities in Syria and Ukraine will leave lasting scars


How Russia's Invasion Shot Down Sputnik V

Russia's decision to invade Ukraine hinders the use and distribution of its vaccine worldwide


The Fallout for People Forced to Leave Ukraine

The short- and long-term health effects of the Russia-Ukraine war