GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Bukhman is a cardiologist and medical anthropologist with expertise in strategic planning for noncommunicable disease control and injury control in populations fighting against extreme poverty. His research focuses on the political and historical context of interventions in this area, as well the evaluation of programmatic outcomes.
Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD is a cardiologist and medical anthropologist who heads the Program on Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health and Social Medicine. He is also the Senior Health and Policy Advisor on NCDs at Partners In Health (PIH) where he directs the NCD Synergies project. He is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Division and the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital
During the late 1990s, Dr. Bukhman studied the politics of tuberculosis control in the Former Soviet Union, during which time he served as a consultant to Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization.
For the past 15 years, his career has focused on the NCD and injury burden among those living in extreme poverty, with a particular focus on low-income countries. In 2009, he received the American Heart Association's National Scientist Development Award. He has been the Senior Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Health of Rwanda since 2010, and has worked with NCD divisions in the Health Ministries of Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Liberia, and Malawi through the NCD Synergies project, which he founded and directs. He has been an invited speaker on more than 60 occasions. He is lead author and editor of the PIH Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic NCDs (2011). He has been an author on more than 25 publications in scientific journals, including the Lancet. He has been a reviewer for more than a dozen medical journals. In 2011, the University of Arizona Honors College, named him Alumnus of the Year. In 2015, the World Health Organization's Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs selected Dr. Bukhman as an independent expert to the financing working group.
International Journal of Cardiology (in press), January 1, 2005
Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, January 1, 2004
The 5th International Heart Health Conference, January 1, 2004
J Am Coll Cardiol, January 1, 2003
, March 1, 2002
Reform and Resistance in Post-Soviet Tuberculosis Control [doctoral dissertation]., January 1, 2001
Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor. In: Kim JY, Millen JV, Irwin A, Gershman J, editors, January 1, 2000
, January 1, 1995
Cardiovascular Division and Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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