Maggie M. Kohn

Merck & Co., Inc.


Maggie Kohn has been at the global research-based pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc., since 1996. During this time, she has taken on roles of increasing responsibility within Merck's global communications and policy organizations. She currently serves as director of global corporate responsibility (CR) within Merck's office of corporate responsibility where she oversees Merck's corporate responsibility reporting, engagement with socially responsible investment groups, and work on human rights.

Prior to her current role, Kohn worked in Merck's Latin American division focusing on external and internal communications and public policy initiatives and in Merck's corporate communications group where she gained experience in a number of areas including employee communications, media relations and executive speechwriting.

Prior to Merck, Kohn worked at Anderson Consulting in Chicago supporting internal communications. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a double-major in African Studies, and is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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ECWA Evangel Hospital, Jos, Nigeria <br> Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">Mike Blyth</a> <a href="" target="_blank">(CC)</a>

DEC 16, 2008 Podcast

Health as a Human Right: Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities

The international community has begun to consider the "highest attainable standard of health" as a fundamental component of the human rights agenda, alongside related issues ...