Bethany-Rose Daubman Joins Harvard Global Health Institute as Director of Fellowships

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) announced that Bethany-Rose (BR) Daubman, MD, is joining its team as the Director of Fellowships on September 1st, 2023. Dr. Daubman is a Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Palliative Care Program, an Associate in Global Health of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, an Affiliate of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School through the Program in Global Palliative Care, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Both as a physician and an educator, Dr. Daubman’s work is focused on educational interventions to relieve suffering for vulnerable populations within the US, globally, and through disaster response. She has partnered with local palliative care leaders to develop educational programs and expand services in countries such as Jamaica, Brazil, and Chile.

In addition to her global work, Dr. Daubman is also working to develop culturally-responsive palliative care for American Indian communities in South Dakota, in collaboration with the Northern Plains American Indian Palliative Care Collaborative, a Community Advisory Board of enrolled Tribal members, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Rural Health Program.

“We are thrilled to have BR join the HGHI team to lead our fellowship programs,” said Dr. Louise C. Ivers, Faculty Director of HGHI. “BR brings a wealth of experience working with medical professionals and community leaders around the world to develop programs and services that are centered around the needs of the communities they serve. I can’t wait to see the new ideas that BR is implementing in our programs.”

On the research front, Dr. Daubman is a co-Investigator on an R01 Advancing Palliative Care in Northern Plains American Indians. She is also a Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar advancing community palliative care through development of culturally-responsive palliative care training for Community Health Workers delivering care in Northern Plains Tribal communities. She received a Harvard Medical School Eleanor and Miles Shore Faculty Development Award Harvard in honor of Carol K. Bates, MD for her work developing and implementing a sustainability curriculum for palliative care “Wawokiya” Community Health Workers in these Tribal communities.

She is also co-PI on a Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health “Global Health is Local” grant focused on “Earning Trust and Developing Emotional Synchrony: Communication Training for Working with Patients and Families from Marginalized Populations.”