What is Global Health and Where is it Going?

Dr. Atul Gawande
Oct 26, 2023, 5:00 pm6:15 pm
Free and open to the public



Event Description

Dr. Atul Gawande is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he oversees a bureau of over 900 staff committed to advancing equitable delivery of public health approaches around the world. The Global Health Bureau focuses on work that improves lives everywhere--from preventing child and maternal deaths to controlling the HIV/AIDs epidemic, to combating infectious diseases and preparing for future outbreaks.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, he was a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit making surgery safer globally. From 2018-2020, he was also CEO of Haven, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase healthcare venture. In addition, Atul was a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and has written four New York Times best-selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal.

  • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Center for Health and Wellbeing
  • Global Health Program
  • M. S. Chadha Center for Global India
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