Issues to consider in implementing global health programs

On February 12, 2020, USC IIGH hosted Joel Lamstein, president and co-founder of John Snow Inc. (JSI), for a talk titled “Issues to consider in implementing global health programs”.

Good research and policy analysis is taught to students and undertaken by universities and “think tanks,” but far less emphasis has been placed on how this research and policy gets translated successfully into action on the ground. The lecture shed light on the issues that make implementation difficult, what it takes for interventions to be successful, and the role of good management and accountability structures to make this happen.


Joel Lamstein
President and co-founder, John Snow Inc. (JSI)
President, World Education, Inc. 

Joel Lamstein co-founded John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a large public health consulting firm working in a total of 106 countries, including the US. Joel is the president of JSI and also of World Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic, and social development. He is a senior lecturer at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and a frequent speaker on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development, and strategic management throughout the world. Joel is known across the globe for his work advising and strengthening public health programs. He studied math and physics at the University of Michigan and management at MIT’s Sloan School.


Presentation Recording


Interview with Joel Breman