Prabhjot Singh (@prabhjotsinghNY) is Vice Chairman of Medicine for Population Health and Director of the Arnhold Institute for the Mount Sinai Healthcare System, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center for Healthcare. He focuses on practical strategies for consumers, neighbors and healthcare practitioners to co-create the future of the healthcare sector. His work combines systems engineering and social mobilization principles, with an emphasis on how US healthcare can learn from other industries and low-resource settings to improve health and deliver high value healthcare. "Learning by Doing" and "Designing with the End in Mind" sit at the center of his approach. In his global work, he is senior advisor and co-founder of the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign across sub-Saharan Africa with the economist Jeffrey Sachs, which is supported by the African Union and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Domestically, he co-chairs the 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign, which is hosted by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, amongst others. To stay rooted to the East Harlem neighborhood where he lives, he maintains a primary care practice and supports local organizing. He also regularly advises healthcare and economic development startups, such as the Harlem-based City Health Works. Prabhjot was previously a professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute. Prabhjot is currently a Truman National Security Fellow and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a 2012 PopTech Science Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 40th Anniversary "Young Leader" (10 Americans below 40), and member of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Prabhjot completed an MD at Weill Cornell and PhD in Neural and Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, supported by a National Institutes of Health and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, as well as a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He has a BA in History and BS in Biology from the University of Rochester. His work has been covered widely, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Health Affairs and the New York Times, Columbia Alumni Magazine and Weill Cornell Magazine. Prabhjot grew up in Kenya and lives in Manhattan with his wife, young son and ma.
Chapter: New York
Expertise: International Development