M. Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP

Visiting Lecturer
Department of Global Health and Population and Francois--Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Massoud is a globally recognized leader in improving healthcare and strengthening systems to deliver better outcomes, efficiency, and sustainability. He was an inaugural Member of the Quality & Safety Academy of the International Society for Quality (ISQua); Advisory Board Member, World Health Organization’s Global Report on Quality and Safety; Former President, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association, and current Board Member, Harvard Alumni Association. Previous capacities include:

·      Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at Americares overseeing the organization’s health programs worldwide for people affected by poverty or disaster, including its work with the uninsured in the United States, its Emergency Response team, and its global distribution of $1.25 Billion in medicine and supplies to more than 90 countries annually.

·      Chief Medical and Quality Officer and Senior Vice President of the Quality and Performance Institute at University Research Co., where he was Director of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project – $210M over 7years in 46 countries, and the USAID Healthcare Improvement (HCI) Project – $150M over 6 years in 38 countries.

He is fluent in English, Arabic, and Russian and has traveled to 92 countries and worked with 104.