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Louise Ivers, MB, BCh, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Louise Ivers is director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, and the David Bangsberg MD, MPH Endowed Chair in Global Health Equity at Mass General Hospital. She is a professor of global health and social medicine, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ivers works on the implementation of health programs with the goal of advancing health equity and access to care and social services for impoverished communities, supported by research and advocacy. She is a practicing infectious diseases physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mass General Hospital.

Dr. Ivers completed medical school at University College Dublin, Ireland, residency in internal medicine at Mass General Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Mass General/Brigham. Dr. Ivers holds 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. She is a fellow of both the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Ivers is the recipient of numerous honors including the Bailey K Ashford Medal for distinguished work in tropical medicine, Leadership in the Practice of Public Health Award from the Harvard T Chan School, and Distinguished Graduate of the UCD School of Medicine. She has published over a hundred articles, chapters, and perspectives on wide-ranging topics related to global health equity, is editor of a text book on food insecurity and public health, and has contributed to WBUR, NPR, and the New York Times.

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Global resource shortages during COVID-19: Bad news for low-income countries.
Authors: Authors: McMahon DE, Peters GA, Ivers LC, Freeman EE.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
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Food insecurity as a risk factor for preterm birth: a prospective facility-based cohort study in rural Haiti.
Authors: Authors: Richterman A, Raymonville M, Hossain A, Millien C, Joseph JP, Jerome G, Franke MF, Ivers LC.
BMJ Glob Health
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Facility-Level Approaches for COVID-19 When Caseload Surpasses Surge Capacity.
Authors: Authors: Walton DA, Ivers LC.
Am J Trop Med Hyg
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COVID-19: Global Health Equity in Pandemic Response.
Authors: Authors: Ivers LC, Walton DA.
Am J Trop Med Hyg
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Misguided Changes to SNAP - Defending a Public Health Intervention for the Poor.
Authors: Authors: Richterman A, Ivers LC.
N Engl J Med
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Public-Private Partnerships in Global Health.
Authors: Authors: Ivers LC, Britton O.
N Engl J Med
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More Than Malnutrition: A Review of the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Balinda IG, Sugrue DD, Ivers LC.
Open Forum Infect Dis
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Disease and Famine as Weapons of War in Yemen.
Authors: Authors: Mohareb AM, Ivers LC.
N Engl J Med
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Food insecurity and self-reported cholera in Haitian households: An analysis of the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey.
Authors: Authors: Richterman A, Franke MF, Constant G, Jerome G, Ternier R, Ivers LC.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
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The inverse relationship between national food security and annual cholera incidence: a 30-country analysis.
Authors: Authors: Richterman A, Azman AS, Constant G, Ivers LC.
BMJ Glob Health
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