Sonali Johnson is Head of Knowledge, Advocacy and Policy at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Her main area of work is to ensure that cancer prevention, treatment, and care is positioned within the global health and development agenda, including plans for universal health coverage (UHC). During her professional career, Dr Johnson has worked on a range of public health issues including cancer control, gender and HIV/AIDS, reproductive and sexual health, gender based violence, knowledge translation, research ethics and health and human rights. In addition, she served twice as a member of the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Johnson holds a PhD and post-doctorate diploma in public health and policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc in Gender and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.