About Me

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I’m an MPP candidate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, focusing on International and Governmental Affairs.

Prior to grad school, I worked in Washington DC at Evolent Health, a population health strategy and operations firm; in New York City, at Gradian Health Systems, a social enterprise working to improve the delivery of safe anesthesia everywhere; in east Africa (based in Uganda), as a freelance journalist, traveling throughout the region to find stories, take pictures, and generally just have a good time. Among other outlets, I was published at The Atlantic, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast (and, oddly enough, Marie Claire Australia’s print edition). Clips.

You can reach me at michael.miesen AT gmail.com

  5 comments for “About Me

  1. December 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

    You sound like a very interesting person. I too am attempting to educate myself more about international development and am interested in the application of human rights, culture, and ethics to this subject.
    I think the idea if posting as you read these boo is great. White Mans Burden is a must read for me.

  2. June 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I see you have posted a copy of an article from Health Affairs http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/6/1135.full.pdf I see you have posted a copy of an article from Health Affairs http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/6/1135.full.pdf on your site at http://www.mikemiesen.com/2013/06/05/survey-says-were-ok-with-expanding-the-scope-of-practice-at-times-wed-prefer-it/
    Posting of this pdf is in violation of copyright law and must be removed immediately. You can link to the abstract of the article or purchase a link to the full text. Health Affairs does not allow the posting of a pdf on any web site. Again, you are in violation of copyright law and the article must be taken down immediately.

    Please contact me.
    Glenda Koby
    grants and special projects manager
    Health Affairs http://www.healthaffairs.org

  3. June 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    MY MISTAKE! thank you for linking. You might want to link to the abstract.

  4. jessica
    December 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I find your comments about Sam Simon disturbing. We should all be pleased with everyone on this planet who takes up a cause of any kind. I have never had thoughts as to why people help people on the other side of the world while so many people here sleep on the streets every night.I am simply happy that an attempt is being made to help a living creature in need regardless of who,what or where that creature is. Sam is giving to children’s charities as well. I hope that is acceptable to you.

  5. Emily
    June 11, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Hi, I came across an article you wrote regarding medical devices for the developing world. I’d be keen on learning a bit more about the type of work you are doing now. I have lived in Nepal for the past 2.5 years and my focus is on developing devices for the developing world. My background is in mechanical and biomedical engineering. Looking forward to learning more about what you’ve learned.

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