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Gene Bukhman, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr Gene Bukhman is a cardiologist and medical anthropologist who directs the Center for Integration Science at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Program on Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Associate Professor of 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. Between 2010 and 2015, he was the Senior Technical Advisor on NCDs to the Rwanda Ministry of Health. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Bukhman has argued that for those living in extreme poverty, NCDs are best understood as part of the “long tail” of global health equity that demands a new “science of integration.” He has translated this critique into practical delivery strategies that are now impacting patients' lives in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters that apply a range of methodologies from ethnography and archival research to epidemiology and mathematical modelling to identify solutions to the problem of “NCDI Poverty.” Dr. Bukhman was the lead-author and co-chair of the 1996-2020 Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion, and is currently co-chair of the 22-country NCDI Poverty Network launched in December of 2020 to support implementation of the Lancet Commission’s recommendations.  

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Cardiovascular Disease Burden and Outcomes Among American Indian and Alaska Native Medicare Beneficiaries.
Authors: Authors: Eberly LA, Shultz K, Merino M, Brueckner MY, Benally E, Tennison A, Biggs S, Hardie L, Tian Y, Nathan AS, Khatana SAM, Shea JA, Lewis E, Bukhman G, Shin S, Groeneveld PW.
JAMA Netw Open
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What women want: A mixed-methods study of women's health priorities, preferences, and experiences in care in three Rwandan rural districts.
Authors: Authors: Adler AJ, Randall T, Schwartz LN, Drown L, Matthews S, Pace LE, Mugabo C, Kateera F, Bukhman G, Baganizi E, Ng'ang'a LM.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet
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Living with type 1 diabetes in Neno, Malawi: a qualitative study of self-management and experiences in care.
Authors: Authors: Drown L, Adler AJ, Schwartz LN, Sichali J, Valeta F, Boudreaux C, Trujillo C, Ruderman T, Bukhman G.
BMC Health Serv Res
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The PEN-Plus Partnership: addressing severe chronic non-communicable diseases among the poorest billion.
Authors: Authors: Bukhman G, Mocumbi A, Wroe E, Gupta N, Pearson L, Bermejo R, Dangou JM, Moeti M.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
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Crohn's Disease Among the Poorest Billion: Burden of Crohn's Disease in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries.
Authors: Authors: Rajbhandari R, Blakemore S, Gupta N, Mannan S, Nikolli K, Yih A, Drown L, Bukhman G.
Dig Dis Sci
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Non-communicable disease burden among inpatients at a rural district hospital in Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Olds P, Kachimanga C, Talama G, Mailosi B, Ndarama E, Totten J, Musinguzi N, Hangiwa D, Bukhman G, Wroe EB.
Glob Health Res Policy
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Implementation of self-monitoring of blood glucose for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes at a rural non-communicable disease clinic in Neno, Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Ruderman T, Ferrari G, Valeta F, Boti M, Kumwenda K, Park PH, Ngoga G, Ndarama E, Connolly E, Bukhman G, Adler A.
S Afr Med J
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Understanding integrated service delivery: a scoping review of models for noncommunicable disease and mental health interventions in low-and-middle income countries.
Authors: Authors: Adler AJ, Drown L, Boudreaux C, Coates MM, Marx A, Akala O, Waqanivalu T, Xu H, Bukhman G.
BMC Health Serv Res
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Decentralized Heart Failure Management in Neno, Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Mailosi BGD, Ruderman T, Klassen SL, Kachimanga C, Aron MB, Boti M, Kumwenda K, Bukhman G, Muula AS, Banda NPK, Kwan GF.
Glob Heart
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Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma at primary hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa: the opportunity of PEN-Plus.
Authors: Authors: Gupta N, Sesay S, Rodriguez MP, Wroe E, Bukhman G.
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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