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

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History
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Test and treat: a missing link in the global fight against COVID-19.
Authors: Authors: Wroe EB, Seung KJ, Baker BK, Farmer PE.
Lancet Glob Health
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Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine COVID-19 seminar series: COVID and surgical, anesthetic and obstetric care.
Authors: Authors: Miranda E, Meara JG, Pendleton A, Peters AW, Santhirapala V, Ashraf N, Alonso N, Hakizimana S, Bekele A, Park KB, Farmer P.
BMC Proc
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Optimizing the Global Nursing Workforce to Ensure Universal Palliative Care Access and Alleviate Serious Health-Related Suffering Worldwide.
Authors: Authors: Rosa WE, Parekh de Campos A, Abedini NC, Gray TF, Huijer HA, Bhadelia A, Boit JM, Byiringiro S, Crisp N, Dahlin C, Davidson PM, Davis S, De Lima L, Farmer PE, Ferrell BR, Hategekimana V, Karanja V, Knaul FM, Kpoeh JDN, Lusaka J, Matula ST, McMahon C, Meghani SH, Moreland PJ, Ntizimira C, Radbruch L, Rajagopal MR, Downing J.
J Pain Symptom Manage
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Vaccination plus Decarceration - Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons.
Authors: Authors: Barsky BA, Reinhart E, Farmer P, Keshavjee S.
N Engl J Med
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Revitalizing Graduate Medical Education in Global Settings: Lessons From Post-Earthquake Haiti.
Authors: Authors: Morse M, Spahn L, Pierre P, Lucien F, Israel K, Toussaint S, Robert M, Katz JT, Buyske J, Clisbee M, Suffrin DJC, Raymonville M, Cadet JC, Pierre S, Mukherjee J, Rhatigan J, Farmer PE.
Acad Med
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'It is this which is normal' A qualitative study on girl child marriage and health in conakry, Guinea.
Authors: Authors: Efevbera Y, Farmer P.
Soc Sci Med
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Reparations for Black American descendants of persons enslaved in the U.S. and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
Authors: Authors: Richardson ET, Malik MM, Darity WA, Mullen AK, Morse ME, Malik M, Maybank A, Bassett MT, Farmer PE, Worden L, Jones JH.
Soc Sci Med
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Assessing burden, risk factors, and perceived impact of uterine fibroids on women's lives in rural Haiti: implications for advancing a health equity agenda, a mixed methods study.
Authors: Authors: Millien C, Manzi A, Katz AM, Gilbert H, Smith Fawzi MC, Farmer PE, Mukherjee J.
Int J Equity Health
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Implementation of the Ebola Virus Persistence in Ocular Tissues and Fluids (EVICT) study: Lessons learned for vision health systems strengthening in Sierra Leone.
Authors: Authors: Shantha JG, Crozier I, Kraft CS, Grant DG, Goba A, Hayek BR, Hartley C, Barnes KG, Uyeki TM, Schieffelin J, Garry RF, Bausch DG, Farmer PE, Mattia JG, Vandy MJ, Yeh S.
PLoS One
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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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