Dr. Lubna Samad is a consultant pediatric surgeon dedicated to improving access to quality surgical care for those that need it the most. She trained in medicine at the Aga Khan University, and in pediatric surgery at the National Institute of Child Health in Pakistan and the Leicester Royal Infirmary in the UK. Her work in public sector hospitals in Pakistan has informed her understanding of the many individual, social and institutional barriers that result in poor access to quality surgical care.
Dr. Sastry is Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics Group and affiliated with the MIT Leadership Center. In the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Dr. Sastry contributes to research leadership and design related to the Global Health Delivery Program.
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Sadath A. Sayeed is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School where he serves as director of the Program in Newborn Health and Social Change. He is a staff neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also program director for the Responsible Conduct of Research at Harvard Medical School.
Visiting Scholar in Global Health and Social Medicine
Dr. Seddon is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Imperial College London. His main area of research is the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis infection and disease in children, particularly drug-resistant forms. He will spend six months at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, working with Professor Becerra, to evaluate different strategies to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis in children.
Research Associate in Global Health and Social Medicine
Aaron Shakow is a Research Associate in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a lecturer in Near Eastern history at Brandeis University. A past editor of the Health and Human Rights Journal, he has also served as Associate Director of the Non-Communicable Disease program at the Boston-based NGO Partners In Health and a policy advisor in the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department, focusing on health financing mechanisms. Dr.