Gorik Ooms 2009-2010
Gorik Ooms is a human rights lawyer, graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1989. He is a Global Justice Fellow for the 2009–2010 academic year. During most of his professional career Gorik worked with Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium, of which he became the executive director in 2004.
In March 2008, Gorik obtained a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Ghent, for a thesis on the subject “The right to health and the sustainability of healthcare: Why a new global health aid paradigm is needed.” In August 2008, he joined the Department of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.