Jose “Oying” Rimon II is a Senior Program Officer at the Global Health Policy and Advocacy group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
His primary responsibility is developing a portfolio of advocacy grants and partnerships aimed at revitalizing the family planning/reproductive health, maternal neonatal and child health and nutrition global agenda. Oying has over 25 years of leadership experience in public health and is a recognized expert in evidence-based advocacy and behavior change, in managing complex, multi-issue international health programs and in establishing private/public partnerships. He has advised Presidents, Ministers, Parliamentarians, leaders of civil society groups, top government and corporate officials on public health and reproductive health policies in Asia, Africa and the Near East. Before joining the Foundation, he held three concurrent posts at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was the Senior Deputy Director of the Center for Communication Programs, Director of the Health Communication Partnership, also senior faculty at the Departments of Health, Behavior and Society and Population and Family Health. He has graduate degrees in communication research and population studies. Before joining Hopkins, he was a mid-career Parvin Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs focusing on development studies