NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Stakeholders’ Advisory Board

Welcome to the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Stakeholders’ Advisory Board (SAB) website. This group supports my NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1) which I received in September 2014.

This DP1 aims to advance the emerging field of translational/implementation science to promote today’s global and domestic health agenda. The goal is to pave the way for widespread adoption of evidence-based evaluation of programs and interventions in hospitals, by Medicare, and by local, state, and national governments around the world, to enhance data-driven decision-making, in order to improve population health, efficiency and equity.

In order to ensure that the methodologic and substantive work we do will have the greatest impact, we convened the SAB to guide us. The first meeting of the SAB was an extended luncheon at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health scheduled for December 10th, 2015. We gathered together the leaders in the fields of public health – domestic and global – to provide critical feedback on the ongoing work supported by this award, identify the highest impact future directions, and create a network of policy makers, practitioners and methodologists in implementation science, large-scale public health effectiveness evaluations, translational epidemiology, and pragmatic trials working together to develop, apply and disseminate the highest quality outputs.

You can see the program of events of the SAB here.

In the afternoon, we had several panel discussions to have our SAB members speak in their areas of expertise. These were held in Kresge 502 to a wide audience of students, faculty, staff and external guests. Several presentations are available below.

Slowing the Growing Epidemic of NCD’s

Dr. Venkat Narayan – Slowing the NCD “Epidemic”

Dr. Qiao Yu – NCDs and Healthcare System in China

Health Care Design

Dr. Pierre Barker – Best approaches for effective/efficient health system

Dr. James Heiby – The Role of Process Improvement In Health Systems’ Design

Dr. Margaret Kruk – Health system design priority IS questions

Dr. Alan Zaslavsky – Causal inference for health system effectiveness: hard but essential

Ending the AIDS Epidemic

Dr. Richard Marlink – Ending AIDS – “Follow the Science”.Will that be enough?

 

Dr. Redempta Mbatia – Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2020

Dr. Nancy Padian – Implementation science to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic

 

 

SAB Leadership Team:

Dr. Donna Spiegelman – Principal Investigator, Pioneer Award “Comprehensive Translational Science Analytics Tools for the Global Health Agenda”  & Professor of Epidemiologic Methods, Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Nutrition and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Rifat Atun – Chair of Stakeholder’s Advisory Board & Professor of Global Health Systems, Departments of Global Health and Population and Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

List of SAB members (alphabetical order):

Dr. Clement Adebamowo, Associate Director of the Population Science Program at the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer; Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Till Barnighausen, Program Director for Health Systems and Impact at the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa & Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Pierre Barker, Clinical Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina; Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Agnes Binapwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda

Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Barry Bloom, Chair of the Technical and Research Advisory Committee to the Global Programme on Malaria at the World Health Organization & Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Global Health and Population, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Ross Brownson, President of the American College of Epidemiology, Director of the Prevention Research Center –Washington University and Saint Louis University & Bernard Becker Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Mariam Claeson, Director, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Gary Darmstadt, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, Professor of Neonatal and Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine; Previously, Dr. Darmstadt was Senior Fellow in the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).  He is also a former Associate Professor and the Founding Director of the International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) country mission in Kenya. He has previously served as the team lead for CDC response to Ebola in Liberia, as Director of the CDC Center for Global Health, and as Director of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Surveillance, and Epidemiology. Dr. De Cock additionally served as the Director of the World Health Organization Department of HIV/AIDS from 2006-2009.

Dr. Victor deGruttola, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Max Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences; Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami; Emeritus Dean at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Former Minister of Health of Mexico

Dr. Shunichi Fukuhara, Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health and Associate Dean of the School of Medicine at Kyoto University.

Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean, Boston University School of Public Health & Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Ahmet Gulmezoglu, Coordinating Editor of The WHO Reproductive Health Library, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Dr. James Heiby, Project Officer, USAID ASSIST Project and Medical Officer, Office of Health Systems, USAID

Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. David Hunter, Acting Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention, Dean for Academic Affairs, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor Jorge Jimenez, Former Minister of Health to Chile, Former Ambassador to Italy for Chile; currently a Professor of Public Health, Catholic University of Chile

Professor Richard Kamwi, Minister of Health of Naimbia

Dr. Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014

Dr. Margaret Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Coordinator of the Dean’s Special Initiative on Women and Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Xihong Lin, Chair of the Department of Biostatistics & Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics , Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Richard Marlink, Director of the AIDS Institute & Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Redempta Mbatia, Executive Director, Tanzania Health Promotion Support, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Marina Njelekela, Chief of Party – Tunanjali II Program Consulting, Deloitte Consulting Limited, which provides Comprehensive and Sustainable Clinical and Community HIV/AIDS Services to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs) in Tanzania; Chair, Department of Physiology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Distinguished Lown Scholar, The Bernard Lown Scholars in CVD Health Programs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Venkat Narayan, Director of Emory’s Global Diabetes Research Center; Professor, Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology & Faculty, Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Dr. Nancy Padian, Medical Researcher and Executive Director of the Women’s Global Health Imperative at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is a Senior Director of prevention at the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation.  Dr. Padian is also an Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology & Faculty, Center for Evaluation for Global Action, School of Public Health, U.C. Berkeley

Dr. D. Prabhakaran, Executive Director (CCDC), Director (CCCI) & Vice President, PHFI; Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Public Health Foundation of India, PH-LEADER Program, Emory University

Dr. Yu Qiao,  founder and editor of the China Journal of Finance; Professor of Economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; Ford Foundation research fellow

Dr. Tim Rebbeck, Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Eric Rimm, Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. James Robins, Mitchell L. and Robin LaFoley Dong Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Jonathan Samet, Chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. EPA and the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee; Director, University of Southern California’s Institute for Global Health & Distinguished Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Dr. Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Jaime Sepulveda, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences; Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Sten Vermund, Director Institute for Global Health; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Health Policy, Obstetrics and Gynecology & Medicine; Amos Christie Chair in Global Health; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Cesar Victora, Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil; Emeritus President of the International Epidemiological Association; Member of the Editorial Board for The Lancet

Dr. Michelle Williams, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health in the Departments of Global Health and Population & Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. David Wilson, Global HIV/AIDS Program Director, World Bank

Dr. John Wong, Chief Executive of the National University Health System; Senior Vice President (Health Affairs) at the National University of Singapore; Senior Consultant for the Department of Hematology-Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Dr. Alan Zaslavsky, Professor of Health Care Policy (Statistics), Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School