Paul Campbell

Lecturer on Global Health

Department of Global Health and Population
Department of Health Policy and Management

Department of Global Health and Population

Department of Health Policy and Management

665 Huntington Avenue
Building I Room 1206
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.0681

Other Affiliations

Deputy Director, HSPH/GHP International Health Systems Program


Dr. Paul Campbell has focused his professional work on the development of public health and health care systems in this country and abroad.   He has worked in many countries and regions of the world, including India, China, Poland, Zimbabwe, Morocco and the Eastern Caribbean. In Eastern Europe, he led a HSPH faculty team from 1995 to 1999 providing technical assistance to Polish national and local health leaders as they guided their nation through large-scale social, political and economic change.  His research, technical assistance and training efforts overseas have been funded by unilateral government sponsors including the U.S. Agency for International Development, multilateral institutions like the World Bank, and private donors including the Hinduja Foundation in India.  He is currently serving as Deputy Director of the HSPH International Health Systems Program (IHSP) where he is responsible for education and training efforts.

Dr. Campbell’s health care work in this country has centered on ambulatory care, primarily “safety net” primary care organizations serving the poor.  He and Dr. Robert Hoch have developed and run educational programs for community health center (CHC) medical directors for the past 25 years.  He has also completed applied research projects and provided consultation for the Bureau of Primary Care in HRSA as well as many individual provider organizations.  Over the past 10 years Drs Campbell and Hoch have expended their work with CHCs on the West Coast (through support from the California Endowment, Tides Foundation and the federal government) where they have been particularly interested in the implementation of re-engineered primary care frameworks including the Chronic Care Model.

Dr. Campbell’s also served for many years (until 2010) as a Co-Investigator of the Harvard SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness since its inception, post 9/11.  His responsibility on that grant was to lead the Center’s efforts in rural regions, in particular in Maine where he also served for five and a half years (until 2005) as President of the Maine Center for Public Health (MCPH).  During his tenure the MCPH addressed a variety of threats from bioterrorism to childhood obesity to chronic disease.  He currently represents the HSPH on a HRSA-funded project combining New England schools of public health and state governments to expand training for practicing professionals throughout the region.


D.Sc., 1987, Harvard School of Public Health