Joia Stapleton Mukherjee, MD, MPH
Joia Stapleton Mukherjee, MD, MPH

Dr. Mukherjee is 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. In the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, she directs the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery program and the Program in Global Medical Education and Social Change. 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.

Dr. Mukherjee’s scholarly work focuses on the provision of health as a human right and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive health care in resource-poor settings.

Dr. Mukherjee is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, trained in infectious disease, internal medicine, and pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Since 2000, Dr. Mukherjee has served as the chief medical officer of Partners In Health, a nonprofit medical organization focused on reducing global health disparities by strengthening health systems through public sector support and community-based programs. She provides strategic guidance on the implementation of clinical programs at PIH’s sites in Haiti, Rwanda, Malawi, Lesotho, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia and has served as an expert consultant for the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health on of HIV, TB, health systems strengthening and health work force development.

Dr. Mukherjee also serves on the board of directors for Village Health Works (Burundi) and Muso (Mali) and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. She advises various grassroots organizations throughout the developing world in their work to deliver health care with a human rights based approach to the poorest of the poor.


  • Division of Global Health Equity, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Partners In Health
(857) 880-5100

A practical approach to universal health coverage.
Authors: Authors: Mukherjee JS, Mugunga JC, Shah A, Leta A, Birru E, Oswald C, Jerome G, Almazor CP, Satti H, Yates R, Atun R, Rhatigan J, Gottlieb G, Farmer PE.
Lancet Glob Health
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Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in Rwanda with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (SHARED): a single-arm trial.
Authors: Authors: Gupta N, Mbituyumuremyi A, Kabahizi J, Ntaganda F, Muvunyi CM, Shumbusho F, Musabeyezu E, Mukabatsinda C, Ntirenganya C, Van Nuil JI, Kateera F, Camus G, Damascene MJ, Nsanzimana S, Mukherjee J, Grant PM.
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Evaluation of a community-based ART programme after tapering home visits in rural Sierra Leone: a 24-month retrospective study.
Authors: Authors: Kelly JD, Frankfurter R, Lurton G, Conteh S, Empson SF, Daboh F, Kargbo B, Giordano T, Mukherjee J, Barrie MB.
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Community health and equity of outcomes: the Partners In Health experience.
Authors: Authors: Palazuelos D, Farmer PE, Mukherjee J.
Lancet Glob Health
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Impact and economic evaluation of a novel HIV service delivery model in rural Malawi.
Authors: Authors: McBain RK, Petersen E, Tophof N, Dunbar EL, Kalanga N, Nazimera L, Mganga A, Dullie L, Mukherjee J, Wroe EB.
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Validity and Utility of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-2 and PHQ-9 for Screening and Diagnosis of Depression in Rural Chiapas, Mexico: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Authors: Authors: Arrieta J, Aguerrebere M, Raviola G, Flores H, Elliott P, Espinosa A, Reyes A, Ortiz-Panozo E, Rodriguez-Gutierrez EG, Mukherjee J, Palazuelos D, Franke MF.
J Clin Psychol
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"Waiting for DAAs": A retrospective chart review of patients with untreated hepatitis C in Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Gupta N, Kabahizi J, Mukabatsinda C, Walker TD, Musabeyezu E, Kiromera A, Van Nuil JI, Steiner K, Mukherjee J, Nsanzimana S, Mbituyumuremyi A.
PLoS One
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Community-Based ART Programs: Sustaining Adherence and Follow-up.
Authors: Authors: Mukherjee JS, Barry D, Weatherford RD, Desai IK, Farmer PE.
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The next WHO Director-General's highest priority: a Global Treaty on the Human Right to Health.
Authors: Authors: Gostin LO, Friedman EA, Buss P, Chowdhury M, Grover A, Heywood M, Kanchanachitra C, Leung G, Mackay J, Matsoso P, Møgedal S, Mukherjee JS, Omaswa F, Phumaphi J, Reddy KS, Periago MR, Thomas J, Tomori O, Were M, Zewdie D.
Lancet Glob Health
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The post-Ebola baby boom: time to strengthen health systems.
Authors: Authors: McBain RK, Wickett E, Mugunga JC, Beste J, Konwloh P, Mukherjee J.
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