Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan
Julia Kim is a public health researcher and global health and sustainable development specialist who has worked extensively in Africa, and Asia with NGOs, academia and UN agencies. At UNDP and UNICEF in New York, she led global teams focused on addressing cross-cutting health and development issues including gender, violence, HIV and socio-economic inequalities.
She is currently the Program Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan a national NGO which aims to apply the principles and practices of GNH, Bhutan’s unique development approach, through action in the spheres of health and wellbeing, business, education, and civil society. GNH views health as being profoundly interconnected to eight other domains (e.g. Community Vitality, Time Use, Cultural Diversity & Resilience) and aims to measure these at the national level.
Julia holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Manitoba, and is a Specialist in Internal Medicine and Community-Oriented Primary Care (Tufts University) as well as Public Health in Developing Countries (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).