Ashish K. Jha
Ashish K. Jha M.D., M.P.H. is the K. T. Li. Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System. As Director of HGHI, Dr. Jha leads research and global convening efforts on critical health issues, including Pandemics and Health Security, Climate Change and Health, and Global Health Quality. Over the past five years, he has also served as Special Advisor for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his General Medicine fellowship from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and received his M.P.H. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His major research interests lie in improving the quality and costs of healthcare with a specific focus on the impact of state and federal policy efforts. His work has focused on four primary areas: public reporting, pay-for-performance, health information technology, and leadership, and the roles they play in effecting the delivery of high quality care in the U.S. healthcare system and globally.