Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria

Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria Thursday, September 8, 2016 Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate served as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health from 2011-2013. Prior, he was the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Pate is currently a professor at the Duke University Global Health Institute. He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on … Continue reading “Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria”

Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund

Leadership in Getting AIDS on the World Bank Agenda Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Dr. Debrework Zewdie, an Ethiopian national, has led strategy, policy implementation, and management of development programs at country, regional, and global levels for international bodies such as the World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  She conceptualized and managed the groundbreaking US$1 billion Multi-country HIV/AIDS Program that changed the AIDS funding landscape and pioneered the large-scale multi-sectorial response with direct financing to civil … Continue reading “Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund”

Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs

Leading as a Surgeon by Day and Writer by Night Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health … Continue reading “Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs”

Trevor Mundel, President, Global Health Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Leading New Solutions for Global Health Friday, April 10, 2015 Dr. Trevor Mundel, president of the Global Health Program, leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts in research and development of health solutions including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, focusing on health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. He oversees the Global Health Program’s work which harnesses innovations in science and technology, to fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and … Continue reading “Trevor Mundel, President, Global Health Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation

Voices in Leadership featuring Chelsea Clinton: Addressing Challenging Global and Domestic Health Problems Thursday, April 9, 2015 Presentation of Next Generation Award and Remarks by Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works alongside her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Foundation. Her work emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation … Continue reading “Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation”

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California

The Difference Between Management and Leadership Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Janet Napolitano was named the 20th president of the University of California on July 18, 2013, and took office on Sept. 30, 2013. She leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security … Continue reading “Janet Napolitano, President, University of California”

David Blumenthal, Officer, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Health Care Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Barack to Blumenthal: Changing Healthcare though IT Innovation David Blumenthal, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Health System and Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Health System in Boston, Ma. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Blumenthal was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. In this role, he was charged with building an interoperable, private and secure nationwide … Continue reading “David Blumenthal, Officer, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Health Care Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School”