March 15, 2022

HGHI Welcomes New Faculty Director: Louise C. Ivers, MD, MPH

We are pleased to announce that Louise C. Ivers, MD, MPH has been appointed to serve as the new Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, effective March 1, 2022.

In this role, Dr. Ivers will draw from her decades-long career in medicine and global health to lead HGHI in the development and execution of its intellectual vision and academic plan. Given the multidisciplinary nature of global health work, Dr. Ivers will nurture collaboration between scholars and stakeholders with an interest in global health across Harvard University’s schools and affiliated hospitals. 

Dr. Ivers has spent her career providing care to the rural and urban poor around the globe and engaging in patient-oriented investigations that offer solutions to barriers to healthcare. Dr. Ivers’ expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale public health programs as well as her deep commitment to health equity, inclusive practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration will shape HGHI’s strategic priorities as we seek to advance inclusive, evidence-based solutions to the most pressing threats to global health. 

Dr. Ivers will continue to serve as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health during her appointment at HGHI. Dr. Ivers is also the David Bansberg Endowed Chair in Global Health Equity at MGH and a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. From 2003-2017, Dr. Ivers served in various leadership roles for Partners in Health, including Clinical Director, Chief of Mission, and Director of Strategic Implementation. Dr. Ivers has contributed to humanitarian efforts to address and published extensive research on HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, and cholera treatment and prevention.

We are thrilled to begin this next chapter of HGHI under the leadership of Dr. Ivers.