Jose “Oying” Rimon II is currently Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and a Senior Scientist in the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. He was also Founding Director of the new Center for Public Health Advocacy.
Prior to joining Hopkins in 2012 he was a senior officer at the Global Health Policy and Advocacy group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle, USA. He led the development and management of a global portfolio of policy and advocacy grants and partnerships covering family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH); and nutrition.
Oying has more than 30 years of leadership experience in public health and is a recognized expert in evidence-based policy and advocacy, social and behavioral change, strategic communication, branding and marketing, establishing private/public partnerships, and managing large and complex multi-issue public health programs. Before joining the Gates Foundation in 2008, he served in leadership positions for 20 years at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.