Katrina Perehudoff, MSc LLM PhD, is a health scientist and legal scholar with over a decade of experience in pharmaceutical policy. She is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam’s Law Centre for Health and Life. Katrina is also affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health & Development (AIGHD), the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector (University of Toronto), and Medicines Law & Policy.
Katrina’s research focuses on international and European aspects of pharmaceutical law and policy and equitable access to medicines. She holds a Veni grant (2022-2025) from the Dutch Research Council to examine the legal and empirical aspects of the EU’s role in global access to medicines. Katrina is also the supervisor of a Hestia grant (2023-2025) from the Dutch Research Council and implemented with Mr. Majd Alshoufi to investigate the 'side effects' of the EU's pharmaceutical legislation in the North Africa and Middle East region. She is a co-investigator of the END-VOC consortium (2022-2025) financed by Horizon Europe to develop pandemic preparedness strategies for new Covid-19 variants of concern through legal and regulatory interventions concerning vaccines.
Katrina draws on her expertise and practical experience in global health policy as the co-ordinator of the Global Health and International Law course, taught together with Ms. Pramiti Parwani, in the UvA Bachelors of Law minor in International Law.
Katrina trained as a post doctoral researcher at the International Centre for Reproductive Health- a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Ghent University (Belgium), and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Canada). She is an alumna of the Comparative Program on Health & Society (2017) and the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship program (2007-2008). Katrina has completed Visiting Fellowships at the Munk School of Global Affairs (2017) and Harvard Medical School (2019). She has a Masters of Science (health sciences) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a Masters of Law (European law) from Ghent University, and a PhD from the University of Groningen.
Katrina applies her research findings to policy and practice through her involvement as a member of the Advisory Board of the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation and a member of the European Association of Health Action International. She has advised the WHO European Regional Office, Organisation for Co-Operation and Development, members of the European Parliament and national parliaments, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and various NGOs.