March 26, 2013 — In international development and global health there is a wide gap between what academic research and policy makers support and what the field realities dictate. This lecture by Joel Lamstein, founder and president of John Snow, Inc., outlined those differences and explored how this gap might be bridged in order to develop more effective evidenced-based interventions. The event was co-hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Founder & President
John Snow, Inc.
Joel Lamstein is founder and president of John Snow Inc. (JSI), an international public health consulting firm. Founded in 1978, JSI now has more than 2,000 people stationed in the United States and throughout the world working to enhance the lives of underserved and vulnerable populations. He is also president of World Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social development programs. For the last four years JSI/World Education has been selected as one of the 100 best places to work in Massachusetts.
Mr. Lamstein is a lecturer at both the Harvard School of Public Health and at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a frequent lecturer on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development and strategic management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and at the Sloan School, MIT.
Mr. Lamstein serves as the chair of the Global Health Council’s board of directors, and is on the boards of advisors at Boston University Public Health School, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is also on the board of Physicians for Human Rights.
Mr. Lamstein also co-founded Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 1973. He has been advisor to numerous public health programs throughout the world in issues of public health management. He received his BS in math and physics from the University of Michigan, and attended the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.