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Dr Jonathan Quick

Author and Chair, Global Health Council

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Dr Jonathan Quick currently serves as chair of the Global Health Council and is the author of 'The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It'.

A family physician and health management specialist, Dr Quick is Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017. MSH is a global health non-profit organization working in the world’s poorest places to build strong, locally led, locally run health systems. Dr. Quick has personally carried out assignments to improve the health and lives of people in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Dr Quick also currently serves as chair of the Global Health Council, the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates and decision-makers to deliver life-saving services through equitable, inclusive and sustainable investments, and policies.

From 1996 to 2004, Dr Quick was director of essential medicines at the World Health Organization. Before that, he was an MSH resident advisor for health system development and financing programs in Afghanistan and Kenya. He created or contributed to Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies (MDS-3), the Financial Times Guide to Executive Health and more than 100 other books and chapters, as well as articles in leading medical journals. His op-eds, blogs and letters have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere.

Dr Quick is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health, and is a past Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a first degree from Harvard University and an MD, with distinction in research, and masters of public health from the University of Rochester.