The MMSc-GHD program was launched in 2012 by many faculty in the HMS GHSM, with two major champions: Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH and Paul Farmer, MD, PhD. Paul was a physician who advocated for the most vulnerable, a Harvard University professor, a co-founder of the NGO Partners in Health, and a teacher and mentor to many students. Paul passed away on February 21, 2022 at age 62. Read more about Paul Farmer.
MMSc-GHD program faculty lead global health research and implementation projects worldwide. Bios below represent faculty who teach core courses in the program. Faculty across Harvard University serve on student thesis committees. Find a complete list of faculty in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine on the GHSM “People” page.
Program Director: Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH
Dr. Mukherjee is the program director of the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery program and the Program in Global Medical Education and Social Change, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and associate professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. She teaches infectious disease, global health delivery and human rights to health professionals and students from around the world. Dr. Mukherjee has helped to create new residency and fellowship training programs for Rwandan and Haitian physicians as well as global health residencies and fellowships for US trainees at Harvard and other American universities. Learn more.
Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD
Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an adjunct professor and joint director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (where he co-founded the Centre for Global Mental Health in 2008), and is a co-founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the WHO Public Health Champion of India award in 2016. Learn more.
Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM
Dr. Keshavjee is a professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai. He also serves as a physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He conducted doctoral research in medical anthropology at Harvard University on the health transition in post-Soviet Tajikistan. Learn more.
Byron Good, PhD, BD
Byron Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology and former Chair (2000-2006), Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Dr. Good is director of the International Mental Health Training Program, funded by the Fogarty International Center to train psychiatrists from China in mental health services research. He co-directed the NIMH Training Program in Culture and Mental Health Services, which brought postdoctoral trainees in medical and psychiatric anthropology to Harvard for 24 years. Learn more.
Sadath Sayeed, MD, JD
Dr. Sayeed teaches several courses at Harvard Medical School, including directing Global Health Ethics coursework in the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery and the Master in Bioethics programs. He is also the course director for the Responsible Conduct of Research at Harvard Medical School and continues to teach HMS first year students in Essentials of the Profession. Learn more.
Norma Ware, PhD
Norma C. Ware is a medical anthropologist and associate professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ware conducts research on social and behavioral dimensions of HIV treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more.
Carole Mitnick, ScD
Dr. Mitnick’s research centers on the improvement of clinical management and programmatic policy for tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) globally. Dr. Mitnick is a founding investigator of a movement to conduct randomized controlled clinical trials to improve treatment of drug-resistant TB (RESIST-TB). Dr. Mitnick’s work also includes applying marginal structural modeling to MDR-TB treatment data to assess the effect on outcomes of different types of therapy in observational studies. Learn more.
Hannah Gilbert, PhD
Hannah Gilbert, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She teaches in the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery program, co-directing courses on qualitative research methods for global health research, and mixed methods in global health delivery research. She is also the program’s advisor for qualitative research. Learn more.
Mary C. Smith-Fawzi, ScD
Mary C. Smith Fawzi, ScD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Dr. Smith Fawzi is an epidemiologist trained at the Harvard School of Public Health with direct experience running NIH-funded research and training projects. She serves as the primary instructor for a new course entitled “Epidemiologic Methods for Global Health” offered at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School as part of the Global Health Effectiveness program. Learn more.
Courtney Yuen, PhD
Courtney Yuen, Ph.D, is a Harvard Medical School Instructor and Associate Epidemiologist in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Learn more.
Nadeem Kasmani, MD, MMSc
Nadeem Kasmani, MD, MMSc, Lecturer, an alumnus of the MMSc-GHD program, teaches in several MMSc-GHD courses, including GH 701 Qualitative Methods; GH 703 Quantitative Methods; GH 714 Program Seminar-Fall, GH 715 Program Seminar-Spring; GH 914 Thesis Analysis; and GH 706 Mixed Methods. He plays a significant role as a member of the committee to develop and launch online content for MMSc-GHD courses.
Molly F. Franke, SD
Dr. Franke is a member of the Global Health Research Core. In this role, she serves as lead epidemiologist and analyst for multiple research projects of the Global Health Delivery Partnership, including projects based in Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico. Learn more.
Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD
Dr. Richardson is an infectious disease physician and critical medical anthropologist. He conducts biosocial research on epidemic disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more.