Paul Edward Farmer
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
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.

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.


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

Assistant: Katherine Kralievits

WHO's Next - The United States and the World Health Organization.
Authors: Authors: Bloom BR, Farmer PE, Rubin EJ.
N Engl J Med
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Reparations for Black American Descendants of Persons Enslaved in the U.S. and Their Estimated Impact on SARS-CoV-2 Transmission.
Authors: Authors: Richardson ET, Malik MM, Darity WA, Mullen AK, Malik M, Benton A, Bassett MT, Farmer PE, Worden L, Jones JH.
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Rapid Investment in Nursing to Strengthen the Global COVID-19 Response.
Authors: Authors: Rosa WE, Binagwaho A, Catton H, Davis S, Farmer PE, Iro E, Karanja V, Khanyola J, Moreland PJ, Welch JC, Aiken LH.
Int J Nurs Stud
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Misdiagnosis, Mistreatment, and Harm - When Medical Care Ignores Social Forces.
Authors: Authors: Holmes SM, Hansen H, Jenks A, Stonington SD, Morse M, Greene JA, Wailoo KA, Marmot MG, Farmer PE.
N Engl J Med
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The global nursing workforce: realising universal palliative care.
Authors: Authors: Rosa WE, Krakauer EL, Farmer PE, Karanja V, Davis S, Crisp N, Rajagopal MR.
Lancet Glob Health
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The Neglected Hospital - The District Hospital's Central Role in Global Health Care Delivery.
Authors: Authors: Rajbhandari R, McMahon DE, Rhatigan JJ, Farmer PE.
N Engl J Med
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The moral case for global mental health delivery.
Authors: Authors: Patel V, Farmer PE.
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Global Cash Flows for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Accountability and Health Systems Strengthening in Lesotho.
Authors: Authors: Mukherjee J, Lindeborg MM, Wijayaratne S, Mitnick C, Farmer PE, Satti H.
J Health Care Poor Underserved
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COVID19: A Systematic Approach to Early Identification and Healthcare Worker Protection.
Authors: Authors: Zhao Y, Cui C, Zhang K, Liu J, Xu J, Nisenbaum E, Huang Y, Qin G, Chen B, Hoffer M, Blanton SH, Telischi F, Hare JM, Daunert S, Shukla B, Pahwa SG, Jayaweera DT, Farmer PE, Del Rio C, Liu X, Shu Y.
Front Public Health
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25 Years: Exploring the Health and Human Rights Journey.
Authors: Authors: Williams C, Amon JJ, Bassett MT, Diez Roux AV, Farmer PE.
Health Hum Rights
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