Donovan Guttieres is a research scientist for the BioACCESS Initiative within the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation. The initiative seeks to improve global access to biologic therapies, especially for non-communicable diseases in resource-constrained settings, through an integrated health systems approach.
Donovan received an M.S degree in Technology and Policy from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at MIT. Before that, he received a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, with a focus on global health technologies.
He is the former Science-Policy Focal Point within the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, the General Assembly mandated, official, formal and self-organized space for children and youth to contribute to and engage in certain policy processes at the UN. Donovan is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations’ Young Engineers / Future Leaders Committee, Engineers Without Borders, and related organizations.