Catherine Arsenault

Catherine is the Research Lead of Working Group 1: Definition and Description. She is completing a PhD in Epidemiology at McGill University and also has an MSc in Health Systems Administration. Her main areas of interest include: health equity, financial protection and health system quality in low- and middle-income countries. Catherine has worked on the measurement of inequalities, the determinants and distribution of vaccination coverage, the incidence of catastrophic spending…

Anna Gage

Anna Gage is the HQSS Commission Study Coordinator. She received her MSc in Global Health and Population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, completing her thesis on determinants of healthcare provider knowledge in Indonesia. She is an avid baker and a running enthusiast.

Hannah James

Hannah James is a researcher with the HQSS Commission. She is currently a graduate student in the SM2 degree program in the Department of Global Health and Population, and she graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a major in Human Biology, Health and Society, and a minor in Global Health. She is interested in implementation science and building resilience/capacity of health systems, especially in low-resource settings. 

Keely Jordan

Keely Jordan is the Research Lead of Working Group 4: Ethics and Equity. Keely received her MSc in Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), completing her thesis on improving access to high-quality maternal health services. She is currently a PhD student in Public Health Policy at the College of Global Public Health, New York University. She is an avid cook and yoga instructor. 

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Donald M. Berwick

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded and led for 18 years. From July, 2010, to December, 2011, he served as President Obama’s appointee as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and is…

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…

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.

Lynn Liu

Lynn is a researcher with the HQSS Commission. Prior to Harvard, Lynn had research experiences in China, U.S., and India. Lynn received a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania.   Lynn is currently co-writing a book which aims to record the experience of rural-to-urban migrant workers and their children in the post-“Open Door” era in China, particularly the isolation in seeking health care and education opportunities. 

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.…

Olusoji Adeyi

Olusoji Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH, is the Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Dr. Adeyi was founding Director of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Dr. Adeyi has led a number of initiatives on health policies and strategies. He has extensive experience across the world in health systems development at the global, regional,…

Mariam Claeson

Mariam Claeson, M.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman Every Child at the World Bank. She was previously the Director for the Maternal Newborn and Child Health team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since July 2012.  She served as Program Coordinator for AIDS in the South Asia Region of the World Bank (2005- 2012), living three years in India. Before that, she…

Daniel McKenna

Daniel McKenna is the HQSS Commission Project Assistant. He received a BA from Northeastern University in Environmental Studies, with a focus on local food systems. Daniel has previously worked as an intern at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and as a Farmers’ Market Manager for Roslindale Village Main Street.

Pierre Barker

Pierre M. Barker, MD MB ChB is the Chief Global Partnerships and Programs Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He is responsible for IHI’s Strategic Partnerships across the globe and for IHI’s programming in countries around the world outside North America. In addition to advising governments and large organizations on quality strategies, IHI uses the science of improvement to promote improved outcomes in health and health care. Dr…

Sohini Mukherjee

Sohini Mukherjee is a researcher with the HQSS Commission. She is a first year Master of Science student in the Department of Global Health and Population. She is interested in health systems and policy, particularly related to gender equity and maternal health.  In her free time she enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes and cuisines. 

Austen Davis

Austen Davis has served as an adviser on health issues in the Norwegian Development Agency (Norad) since 2013.  Austen is responsible for working on investments in diverse areas including information and accountability, maternal and newborn care, global health security and risk factors related to health (e.g. nutrition, water/sanitation, clean air, clean energy, education).  Previously Austen has worked for Medecins sans Frontieres in a range of different positions and countries and…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

Roger Glass

Director, Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

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…

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.

John T. Grove

Deputy Director, Evidence and Policy, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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…

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…

Ezequiel García Elorrio

Ezequiel Garcia-Elorrio, MD, MSc., MBA, PhD, is founder and board member of the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy in Argentina, where he also leads the Department of Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. Garcia Elorrio is currently Professor of Public Health at CEMIC and holds a lecturer position at the University of Buenos Aires. He still practices medicine as internist in CEMIC; a private non-profit community hospital…

David Sando

David Sando is a researcher with the HQSS commission. David is a doctoral student in Global Health and Population Science department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was trained as medical doctor in Tanzania and received a master’s degree in M&E from Jimma University in Ethiopia and another master’s of science in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to working with the HQSS commission,…

Jigyasa Sharma

Jigyasa Sharma is researcher with the HQSS Commission.  She is a doctoral student in the Department of Global Health and Population majoring in the Population and Reproductive Health, with minors in Quantitative Methods and Health Systems. Originally from Nepal, Jigyasa received an MSc. in Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from McGill University, and A.B. in Biological Sciences and Politics from Mount Holyoke College.  She is also up-to-date on the latest celebrity gossip in Bollywood! 

Ashish K. Jha

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. is the Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, the K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San…

Frederico Guanais

Frederico Guanais, PhD, MSc., is a Principal Health Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He is responsible for the design, supervision, and evaluation of loan operations, and for providing policy advice in the health sector in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the IDB, he has led research initiatives to assess the levels of access, quality, and utilization of healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean…

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…

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…

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…

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.