Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University; K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. is Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
Dr. Jha’s research interests lie in improving the quality and costs of healthcare delivery systems with a specific focus on the impact of policy efforts. His work has focused on a broad set of issues including how best to measure and improve quality, the role of information technology, transparency, and financial incentives to improve care, and how leadership and management are central to the delivery of high value healthcare.
With a strong body of research on the US health system, he founded the Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ) in 2014 through which he has worked around the globe to support the design and evaluation of policies aimed at improving care quality.