Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health
Director, Global Health Learning and Education Incubator at Harvard University
Director, Center for Health Decision Science
Dr. Sue J Goldie, Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health, is the Director of the Center for Health Decision Science (Harvard School of Public Health) and Director of the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator (Harvard University). Dr. Goldie has a secondary appointment as Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Harvard Medical School). Her professional agenda includes improving women’s health in all parts of the world, using evidence-based policy to reduce global health inequities, building bridges between disciplines to tackle critical public health challenges, and fostering innovation in education.
Trained as a physician and public health scientist, she has focused her career on improving the health of vulnerable populations, in particular women, across the globe. A MacArthur award recipient (2005-2010), Dr. Goldie is renowned for rigorous scholarship and her commitment to translate new knowledge to policy. She has published close to 200 original research papers and reports, reflecting her work in mathematical disease modeling and policy analyses to guide public health decision-making. Focusing on viruses of global importance, vaccine-preventable diseases, and maternal health, she has been the Principal Investigator on awards from the National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation. She has served on several international advisory boards, including the Board on Global Health in the Institute of Medicine, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2009.
Dr. Goldie is the founding faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute; under her leadership, the Institute placed strong emphasis on infusing global health perspectives into educational opportunities across the University through the promotion of collaborative cross-disciplinary teaching, support of broadly inclusive learning spaces, and development of innovative pedagogical tools and approaches. Dr. Goldie is building upon and expanding this work through her leadership of the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator.
A champion of interdisciplinary education and innovative pedagogy, Dr. Goldie teaches undergraduates and graduates, and has mentored dozens of scholars and practitioners of public health. She received the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard University, several Harvard School of Public Health Educational Awards, and Citations for Teaching Excellence in each of the last 12 years.
Dr. Goldie attended Union College (1984) and Albany Medical College (1988) during which she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and completed her residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine (1988-1991). She joined the Harvard School of Public Health faculty in 1998, received tenure in 2006, and was named the Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health in 2007. In 2011, she was appointed as the founding Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute by Harvard University President, Drew Gilpin Faust. In 2014, she was named the Director of the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University, and Special Advisor to the Provost on global health education and learning, by the University’s Provost Alan M. Garber.
M.P.H.,1997, Harvard School of Public Health
Internal Medicine, 1988-1991, Yale University
M.D., 1988, Albany Medical College