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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Margaret Kenyatta

Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta is the First Lady and wife of the 4th President of the Republic of Kenya H.E Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kenyatta was elected on March 4th, 2013. Her Excellency has a background in construction and architecture and is a strong advocate and active member of the African Union Organization of First Ladies for Africa (OAFLA), the umbrella initiative against HIV/AIDS, and The Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of…

Ephrem T. Lemango

Ephrem T. Lemango, MD, MA, is the Director of Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Directorate of the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. His contributions have enabled the country to continue its success of curbing preventable and maternal mortality. Dr. Ephrem is a physician with a specialty in health management, planning and policy. He has a mix of competencies from his experience working as academician, Hospital quality assurance manager, and leader of…

Jerker Liljestrand

Jerker Liljestrand, MD, PhD, is an obstetrician-gynecologist, originally from Sweden, who started off his career in international health as an obstetrician working at the district level in Mozambique. He has worked in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)in over 30 countries, for WHO, the World Bank, UNICEF, and most recently for USAID in Cambodia, focusing on maternal-newborn health/family planning. He has done extensive teaching, research and…

Address Malata

Address Malata, DipNurs, MRM, MScN, PhD, FAAN, is a Nurse and Midwifery leader in education, practice and research in Malawi, Africa and globally. She has worked for University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) since 1989, and served as Vice Principal before being appointed as Principal in 2008. In her leadership as Head of School, she spearheaded the development and implementation of six Masters Programs and a PhD Program in…

Tanya Marchant

Associate Professor
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Tanya Marchant, MSc, PhD, is Deputy Director of the MARCH Centre, and has training in demography (Demography in Health MSc, LSHTM, 1996) and epidemiology (Epidemiology PhD, Swiss Tropical Institute, 2001). Tanya lived in The Gambia at the Farafenni Medical Reseach Centre site 1990-95 working for Harvard School of Public Health; in Ifakara, Tanzania 1997-2000 working for Ifakara Health Institute and Swiss Tropical Institute; and in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania 2001-07 working…

Malebona Precious Matsoso

Malebona Precious Matsoso, LLM, is the Director General of the National Department of Health since June 2010 to date. She has more than 20 years work experience at executive management level. She has held leadership positions at national and international level for large international organization in key strategic leadership positions, covering areas of public health policy and program development; ethics and research. She has extensive knowledge and experience with developing…

Nkhensani Mavasa

Nkhensani Mavasa is a mother of three kids and is the National Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) as well as the General Secretary at Basic Education for All (BEFA) and a Treasurer for the ANC Selbourne Mabund Branch. She has been actively involved with TAC since 2004. She has worked for TAC as a Treatment Literacy Practitioner, National Trainer, Provincial Women’s Rights Co-coordinator and District community Health Advocacy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…