Christiaan Morssink

Emeritus Board Member and Past President

Christiaan Morssink, Ph.D., M.P.H. holds Candidandus and Doctorandus degrees in cultural anthropology and non-Western sociology, respectively, from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, an M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

Dr. Morssink has 30+ years of practice and teaching experience in public health and related fields in the Netherlands, the U.S., as well as in the Republic of Suriname, where he was head of the Department of Planning and Project Management in the Ministry of Health.

In addition to his Presidency at the Global Water Alliance, Dr. Morssink is involved in several community-based organizations. Dr. Morssink is the immediate past Executive Director of the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and Secretary of the Global Philadelphia Association.

His interests are many and flow from the understanding of public health as an action-oriented domain of the world’s political economy; they include the effects of the built environment on health, elimination of health disparities, hunger, and urban farming, and the campaign to ban and clear landmines and cluster bombs in communities around the world.