Paul Edward Farmer
Paul Edward Farmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people. Dr. Farmer holds an MD and PhD from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. He is professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Farmer serves as the United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.

Dr. Farmer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Bronislaw Malinowski Award and the Margaret Mead Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Affiliations:

Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Partners In Health

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Assistant: Katherine Kralievits

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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Girl child marriage, socioeconomic status, and undernutrition: evidence from 35 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Authors: Authors: Efevbera Y, Bhabha J, Farmer P, Fink G.
BMC Med
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Moving forward the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: The Karad Consensus Statement.
Authors: Authors: Raykar N, Meara J, Gawande A, Farmer P, Roy N.
Healthc (Amst)
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Case Studies in Social Medicine - Attending to Structural Forces in Clinical Practice.
Authors: Authors: Stonington SD, Holmes SM, Hansen H, Greene JA, Wailoo KA, Malina D, Morrissey S, Farmer PE, Marmot MG.
N Engl J Med
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Better and safer treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Farmer PE.
Lancet
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Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Cancedda C, Cotton P, Shema J, Rulisa S, Riviello R, Adams LV, Farmer PE, Kagwiza JN, Kyamanywa P, Mukamana D, Mumena C, Tumusiime DK, Mukashyaka L, Ndenga E, Twagirumugabe T, Mukara KB, Dusabejambo V, Walker TD, Nkusi E, Bazzett-Matabele L, Butera A, Rugwizangoga B, Kabayiza JC, Kanyandekwe S, Kalisa L, Ntirenganya F, Dixson J, Rogo T, McCall N, Corden M, Wong R, Mukeshimana M, Gatarayiha A, Ntagungira EK, Yaman A, Musabeyezu J, Sliney A, Nuthulaganti T, Kernan M, Okwi P, Rhatigan J, Barrow J, Wilson K, Levine AC, Reece R, Koster M, Moresky RT, O'Flaherty JE, Palumbo PE, Ginwalla R, Binanay CA, Thielman N, Relf M, Wright R, Hill M, Chyun D, Klar RT, McCreary LL, Hughes TL, Moen M, Meeks V, Barrows B, Durieux ME, McClain CD, Bunts A, Calland FJ, Hedt-Gauthier B, Milner D, Raviola G, Smith SE, Tuteja M, Magriples U, Rastegar A, Arnold L, Magaziner I, Binagwaho A.
Int J Health Policy Manag
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Food Insecurity as a Risk Factor for Outcomes Related to Ebola Virus Disease in Kono District, Sierra Leone: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Authors: Authors: Kelly JD, Richardson ET, Drasher M, Barrie MB, Karku S, Kamara M, Hann K, Dierberg K, Hubbard A, Lindan CP, Farmer PE, Rutherford GW, Weiser SD.
Am J Trop Med Hyg
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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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Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief-an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report.
Authors: Authors: Knaul FM, Farmer PE, Krakauer EL, De Lima L, Bhadelia A, Jiang Kwete X, Arreola-Ornelas H, Gómez-Dantés O, Rodriguez NM, Alleyne GAO, Connor SR, Hunter DJ, Lohman D, Radbruch L, Del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal M, Atun R, Foley KM, Frenk J, Jamison DT, Rajagopal MR.
Lancet
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Ebola Virus Persistence in Ocular Tissues and Fluids (EVICT) Study: Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction and Cataract Surgery Outcomes of Ebola Survivors in Sierra Leone.
Authors: Authors: Shantha JG, Mattia JG, Goba A, Barnes KG, Ebrahim FK, Kraft CS, Hayek BR, Hartnett JN, Shaffer JG, Schieffelin JS, Sandi JD, Momoh M, Jalloh S, Grant DS, Dierberg K, Chang J, Mishra S, Chan AK, Fowler R, O'Dempsey T, Kaluma E, Hendricks T, Reiners R, Reiners M, Gess LA, ONeill K, Kamara S, Wurie A, Mansaray M, Acharya NR, Liu WJ, Bavari S, Palacios G, Teshome M, Crozier I, Farmer PE, Uyeki TM, Bausch DG, Garry RF, Vandy MJ, Yeh S.
EBioMedicine
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