Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. Dean of the School of Public Health, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

A practicing physician, Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response, as well as on health policy research and practice. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers. Dr. Jha has published more than two hundred original research publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and the BMJ, and is a frequent contributor to a range of public media. He has extensively researched how to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care, focusing on the impact of public health policy nationally and around the globe.

Dr. Jha started his role as the Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University in September 2020. Before that, Dr. Jha was a faculty member at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He was the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute from 2014 until September 2020. Dr. Jha served as the Dean for Global Strategy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from 2018-2020.

In 1992, Dr. Jha graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in economics. He received his M.D from Harvard Medical School in 1997 and then trained as a resident in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He returned to Boston to complete his fellowship in General Medicine from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In 2004, he completed his Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013.

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Using Science to Combat Racism during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, Nov. 12
Scientific Keynote
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. EST

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