Natalia Linos, MSc, ScD

Executive Director

Natalia Linos is a Research Scientist and the Executive Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard, where she has helped build a new research area for the Center focused on structural racism and health. In 2020 and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Natalia ran for Congress to represent Massachusetts’ fourth Congressional district. She is currently a Town Meeting Member in Brookline and serves on the Board of the Environmental League of Massachusetts. Prior to her role at Harvard, Natalia worked at the United Nations leading UNDP’s work at the nexus of health and environment, and served as a speechwriter and policy specialist at the United Nations in New York and in Beirut, Lebanon. She also worked at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and currently is a member of Brookline’s Advisory Council on Public Health.

Natalia is a three-time Harvard University graduate, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Master of Science in Social Epidemiology, and Doctor of Science in Social Epidemiology here. She also holds a Certificate in Forced Migration from Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre. She speaks Greek fluently and has basic conversational skills in Arabic, Spanish and French. Natalia has three young children (Amalia, 8 and twins Leo & Alexandra, 3).