GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Duncan Maru, MD, PHD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Brigham and Women's Division of Global Health Equity and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a staff physician on the Complex Care Service at Boston Children’s Hospital. Duncan graduated from Harvard College, received his MD/PhD from Yale University, and completed the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program and the Brigham and Women’s Global Health Equity Residency.
Additionally, Duncan is a co-founder and Chief Strategy of Possible (possiblehealth.org), a healthcare non-profit company based in rural Nepal. Possible delivers public sector healthcare in government facilities via an accountable care systems approach that targets affordability, equity, and quality. At present, Possible's team of 250 full time employees treats over 125,000 patients a year in remote rural Nepal. Duncan has also co-founded the Healthcare Systems Design Group (hsdg.partners.org) that has built an implementation research platform using integrated digital systems by frontline healthcare workers at hospitals and in the community; with this platform, the team is studying innovations in surveillance, reproductive and maternal healthcare, pediatrics, chronic disease management, mental health, mortality assessment, and household health economics. Duncan’s work as an epidemiologist and implementation researcher has generated over 40 peer-reviewed articles. He has received a High-Risk, High Reward Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health, a USAID PEER award, a Skoll Global Threats award, a Canada Grand Challenges Rising Star in Global Health, and a World Economic Forum - Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
He is from Falmouth, Massachusetts where his late father was a community psychologist and his mother continues to serve as a nurse practitioner. His wife Sheela is an obstetrician - gynecologist with Boston University and Boston Medical Center who works with Possible in Nepal; their twin boys are students in the Boston Public Schools and travel with them to Nepal.
Globalization and health, January 13, 2017
BMC pregnancy and childbirth, August 27, 2016
PloS one, April 25, 2016
Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands), November 11, 2015
BMC health services research, October 9, 2014
Health and human rights, December 12, 2013
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, June 27, 2013
AIDS and behavior, January 1, 2013
Health and human rights, December 15, 2012
Globalization and health, November 30, 2012