Louise C. Ivers, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Year elected: 2019
Current membership category: Active
Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States of America
Dr. Ivers implements health programs and works to improve the delivery of healthcare in resource-poor settings. She is an expert in the provision of care to the rural and urban poor and is a patient-oriented investigator, researching solutions to structural and other barriers to healthcare. She served as clinical director and then chief of mission of Partners In Health, Haiti from 2003 until 2012, scaling up access to HIV and TB treatment as well as primary healthcare for thousands of people during that time. She led humanitarian responses to a major earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and continues to lead efforts to control the ongoing cholera epidemic there. In addition to clinical and program service, Dr. Ivers has contributed to published research articles on HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, health systems strengthening, and cholera treatment and prevention. Current research projects include evaluating comprehensive approaches to cholera control, and the impact of food insecurity on health. Dr. Ivers has served as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization, is a delegate to the Global Task Force for Cholera Control, and mentors graduate students and physicians in global health implementation and research. She is the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.