GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Ivers implements health programs and works to improve the delivery of healthcare in resource-poor settings. She is an expert in the provision of care to the rural and urban poor and is a patient-oriented investigator, researching solutions to structural and other barriers to healthcare. She served as clinical director and then chief of mission of Partners In Health, Haiti from 2003 until 2012, scaling up access to HIV and TB treatment as well as primary healthcare for thousands of people during that time. She led humanitarian responses to a major earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and continues to lead efforts to control the ongoing cholera epidemic there. In addition to clinical and program service, Dr. Ivers has contributed to published research articles on HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, health systems strengthening, and cholera treatment and prevention. Current research projects include investigating the prevalence of Zika virus infection in rural Haiti and evaluating comprehensive approaches to cholera control, and the impact of food insecurity on health. Dr. Ivers has served as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization, is a delegate to the Global Task Force for Cholera Control, and mentors graduate students and physicians in global health implementation and research.
Dr. Louise Ivers is executive director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, an associate professor of global health and social medicine and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, an associate physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at MGH, and an associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She is special advisor for Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care and social services to poor communities around the world, supported by research and advocacy. She completed medical school at University College Dublin, Ireland, residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the combined MGH/BWH program. Dr. Ivers also earned a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a master of public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a research doctorate in medicine from the National University of Ireland.
Lancet (London, England), June 2, 2012
Current infectious disease reports, February 1, 2012
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, January 1, 2012
The American journal of clinical nutrition, November 16, 2011
AIDS research and therapy, October 12, 2011
The New England journal of medicine, June 23, 2011
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, May 31, 2011
PloS one, May 6, 2011
American journal of public health, April 14, 2011
Assistant: Kerry Phelankphelan@partners.org(617) 643-6911