Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso

Nana Amma Y. Twum-Danso, MD, MPH, FACPM is a public health and preventive medicine physician and a social entrepreneur with more than 16 years of experience in public health policy, strategy, program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and research at local, national and global levels. She is the Founder and CEO of MAZA, a social enterprise that has been improving access to urgent and emergency health care in remote rural areas of…

Kate Somers

Kate Somers is a Senior Program Officer with the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Kate started her career in public health more than 25 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America.  After leaving Paraguay, she earned her Master in Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of…

Sanam Roder-DeWan

Sanam Roder-DeWan is the Research Lead for Working Group 3. She is a family physician and DrPH candidate in her final year at the Harvard School of Public Health. Sanam has over a decade of clinical and programmatic experience with underserved populations in the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa and Central America. She is especially interested in participatory methodologies and qualitative approaches that value local expertise and give voice to those experiencing health, illness and poverty…

Lyn Macarayan

Erlyn Macarayan is a postdoctoral researcher at HQSS and Ariadne Labs. She recently completed a year of postdoctoral research in epidemiology at Yale University. She earned a PhD in health systems at the University of Queensland in Australia. Lyn has also worked on projects with the Gavi Vaccine Alliance in Switzerland and the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Denmark, as well as a presidential policy officer in the Philippines.…

Alexander Schulze

Co-Head, Division Global Programme Health
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Alexander Schulze, Ph.D., M.A., is a sociologist with a postgraduate Diploma in Development Co-operation. He has served as a Co-Head of the division Global Programme Health at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since July 2016. His areas of work include access to health care and medical products, social health protection and health insurance as well as health product research and development. Dr. Schulze joined the SDC as…

Peter Hansen

Peter Hansen is the Head of Technical Advice and Partnerships at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where he leads an initiative to strengthen the quality and efficiency of programs.  Previously he served as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.  He has a PhD in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters in East Asian…

Lynn Lingrui Liu

Lynn is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lynn’s research interests focus on improving health system quality and outcomes, which specifically lie at micro-level organizational structures of health facilities and institutions, and to understand organizational structures that promote patient outcomes and care provider experiences in their practices. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods, econometric analyses, and…

Joshua A Salomon

Joshua Salomon is a Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Director of the Prevention Policy Modeling Lab at Harvard. His research focuses on priority-setting in public health, including measurement of population health; modeling and forecasting major causes of mortality and morbidity; and evaluation of public health policies and interventions. He has authored numerous…

Edward Kelley

Edward Kelley, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at the World Health Organization.  In this role, he leads WHO’s efforts to strengthen the safety, quality, integration and people-centredness of health services globally and is the lead for WHO’s work on strengthening health systems and security. Before joining WHO, he served as Director of the National Healthcare Reports for the U.S. Department of Health…

John T. Grove

Director of Information, Evidence, and Research
World Health Organization

Emilia Ling

Emilia Ling is a researcher and the HQSS Commission Communications Lead. She received her Masters in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she focused on infectious diseases and humanitarian response. She completed her thesis on social determinants of tuberculosis infection in household contacts in Peru. Emilia enjoys kickboxing and cycling.

Alexander Rowe

Alexander Rowe, MD, MPH, is a medical epidemiologist in the Malaria Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He received an MD from Cornell University and an MPH from Emory University. He has worked at CDC since 1994 in several areas: the chronic diseases center, an international child survival unit, and malaria. Key interests include improving health worker performance in developing countries (for all health conditions—not just…

Stefan Swartling Peterson

Stefan Peterson is the Chief of Health Section for UNICEF globally, based in New York. He is a Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and, prior to that, at the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institute.  He has also been visiting professor at Makerere University in Uganda.   As a health systems researcher and medical doctor, he has done extensive field work in Tanzania and Uganda, and has worked with different ministries of…

Mathilda Regan

Mathilda is a researcher with the HQSS Commission. She is a first year doctoral student in Global Health and Population. Previously she received an MPH from UC Berkeley in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and worked on a research study in Western Kenya looking at child health and development.  Mathilda has a Kenyan dog named Juma who has been adapting well to the Boston winter.

Muhammad A. Pate

Co-Chair

Muhammad Ali Pate, MD, MBA, MSc. currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Big Win Philanthropy, a foundation that invests in maternal, child and reproductive health, nutrition and education, among other areas. He is an adjunct professor at Duke Global Health Institute, at Duke University in North Carolina and served as R.L. Menschel Senior Leadership fellow 2016 at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. From…

K. Srinath Reddy

K. Srinath Reddy, MD, DM, MSc., is the President of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and was formerly head of the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.  He served as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (2009-13). He is presently an Adjunct Professor at Harvard and Emory, and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the…

Lixin Jiang

Lixin Jiang, MD, PhD, is the Co-chair of the WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on Health Education and Health Literacy for NCDs, Co-Director of LSE-NCCD Hub for Health Economics and is a Policy Research, Management Committee Member of GACD, Steering Committee of EAS and FHSC, and Fellow of AHA, ACC and ESC. She is also the Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases (NCCD), Director of the International Collaborative…

Mike English

Mike English, MD, MB BChir, MA, FMedSci worked in Kilifi from 1992-1996 on malaria before spending three years in the UK first to complete specialist training as a General Paediatrician and then beginning his Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship in 1998. He returned to Kilifi in 1999 to work on neonatal illness and care while working as the paediatrician in Kilifi District Hospital. In 2004 he moved to Nairobi and continues…

Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis is a researcher with the HQSS Commission. He is also Master of Science candidate in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to coming to Harvard, Todd received his Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and worked as a researcher with The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC. Todd…

Ole Frithjof Norheim

Ole Frithjof Norheim, MD, PhD, is a physician and professor in medical ethics in the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Bergen, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Norheim’s wide-ranging research interests include theories of justice, inequality in health, the ethics of priority setting in health systems and how to achieve…

Lisa Hirschhorn

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medical Social Science at Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School. Before coming to Northwestern in October 2017, Dr Hirschhorn has held a number of positions over the last three decades including Director of HIV Services at Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Senior Clinical Advisor for HIV at JSI Research and Training, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality for Partners In Health in…

Roger Glass

Director, Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

Hannah Leslie

Hannah Leslie is the Research Lead of Working Group 2: Measurement. Hannah received her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley; her research interests include causal inference methods and the measurement of unobserved constructs such as health system quality and community social cohesion. Prior to joining the QR lab, Hannah worked on HIV prevention and treatment programs in East Africa and South Africa. Hannah has held several…

Youssoupha Ndiaye

Youssoupha Ndiaye, MD, PhD is the Director for Planning, Research and Statistics at the Ministry of Health and Social Action in Senegal. He studied medicine in Dakar University (UCAD), and completed a Master of Public Health in 2005 at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. In 2013, he achieved a PhD and finalized a post doc in UCAD Senegal in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine…

Zoë Mullan

Zoë Mullan is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, The Lancet Global Health. She trained in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, before joining the publishing world in 1997 as a Scientific Information Officer with CAB International. She moved on to The Lancet in 1999, where she has worked since, variously as a technical editor, section editor, and founding editor of The Lancet Global Health.

Svetlana Doubova

Svetlana Doubova, MD, MSc., DSc., is the head of the Epidemiology and Health Services Research Unit at the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Dr. Doubova is a medical doctor and holds a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Research from the Institute of Public Health in México, and a degree of Doctor in Science from the Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed her postdoctoral training in International Health at Harvard…

Dennis Lee

Dennis is a Data Analyst and Coordinator with the HQSS Commission. He graduated with a degree in Economics and Statistics from UC Berkeley and is particularly interested in quasi-experiments and the use of data to improve the welfare of people. Prior to the HQSS Commission, he had managed mobile survey tools for “Hygiene Heroes”, which introduces germ education and soap solutions to primary schools in India, and had contributed to…

Manoj Mohanan

Manoj Mohanan, MBBS, MPH, SM, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, with appointments in Department of Economics and Duke Global Health Institute. As an applied microeconomist, Prof. Mohanan’s research focuses on topics in health policy, health economics, and development economics.  His ongoing studies cover a range of topics including: performance based contracts, measurement of provider quality and performance, social franchising, and governance innovations…

Sheila Leatherman

Sheila Leatherman CBE, Hon FRCP, is a Research Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health of The University of North Carolina. She conducts research and policy analysis internationally focusing on quality of care, health systems reform, methodologies for evaluating the performance of health care systems, and the integration of microfinance and community health interventions to address poverty. From 1997–2008 she worked as an independent evaluator of the impact…

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez, MD is a researcher with the HQSS Commission. She is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela growing up in Southeastern United States. She is a General Surgery resident at the University of Virginia and is completing a Master of Public Health with a focus in Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research and clinical experience has taken her to East Africa and Central America.…

Elysia Larson

Elysia Larson is researcher with the HQSS Commission. She received her MPH from Boston University in Epidemiology and is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Elysia’s research focuses on methods for measurement and evaluation, with a particular interest in how different stakeholders in the health system define and influence health system quality. Elysia’s favorite mode…

Nila Moeloek

Prof. Nila F Moeloek, MD, PhD takes on the new post as Indonesia’s Health Minister since October 2014, in which she will spearhead the Ministry of Health to ensure equal access to healthcare for all. Prior to her appointment as Minister of Health, Dr. Moeloek was the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a ministerial-level post which she held from 2010…

Oye Gureje

Oye Gureje, MBBS, MSc, PhD, DSc, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, FWACP,  is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Neuroscience, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Professor Extraordinary, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is a member of the WHO International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Chapter on Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Chair of the Workgroup on…

Bernadette Daelmans

Bernadette Daelmans, MD, is a team coordinator in the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  She obtained her medical degree at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1984 and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management from the University of London. Bernadette started her career in international public health in 1987 in Botswana where she worked in…

Margaret E. Kruk

Chair

Margaret E. Kruk, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Dr. Kruk’s research generates evidence for improved health system quality and responsiveness in low- and middle-income countries.  She is interested in the intersection of user expectations and health system performance.  She has published on health care utilization and quality, population preferences for health services, universal health coverage, and health system…

John G. Meara

John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA is the Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change within the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Meara serves as the Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief of the Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and is…

Ana Langer

Dr. Ana Langer joined the Harvard School of Public Health in July 2010 as a Professor of the Practice of Public Health (Department of Global Health and Population), and director of the Women and Health Initiative and the Maternal Health Task Force. Dr. Langer, a physician specializing in pediatrics and neonatology and a reproductive health expert, is respected as a leader in using research findings to influence policy and improve…

Mary Dixon-Woods

Mary Dixon-Woods, FAcSS FMedSci is a fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences, and RAND Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. As Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, she leads a programme of research focused on patient safety and healthcare improvement, healthcare ethics, and methodological innovation in studying healthcare.…

Naima Joseph

Naima Joseph is researcher with the HQSS Commission.  She is a Women’s Global Health Fellow in the Connor’s Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She’s currently completing a Master in Public Health Degree at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.  When not reading or studying, she enjoys attending the Boston Ballet and recently joined the board as a Young…