Student Fellow Alumnus
Julián Urrutia is a PhD candidate in Health Policy, Ethics Concentration, at Harvard University. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, Julián enrolled in the Medical School of the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Julian’s interests lie in the intersection between ethics, constitutional law, and health policy, with a particular focus on disparities in health outcomes and health resource prioritization. Over the summer of 2013, Julian worked at the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection as part of a team in charge of creating a regulatory framework for new medical procedures. He also served as Ad Hoc Secretary to the Bioethics Committee at the Colombian National Medical Academy, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to draft a law bill to update the Medical Code of Ethics. Additionally, Julian is coordinating a project to undertake a health needs assessment in Colombian national prisons, which is being funded by the Administrative Unit for Penitentiary Affairs of the Colombian Ministry of Justice and Law, and which will be implemented beginning in the summer of 2014.