Louise Catherine Ivers, M.D., M.B., BCh, BAO, MPH

Executive Director
Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Mass General Research Institute
Associate Physician
Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH Harvard Chan School of Public Health
MD University College Dublin School of Medicine 2016
MB, BCh, BAO University College Dublin School of Medicine 1997
MB, BCh, BAO University College Dublin Medical School 1999
MD 2016
aids; cholera; cholera vaccines; community health services; coronavirus; covid-19; developing countries; disasters; earthquakes; food insecurity; global health; haiti; hiv; malnutrition; poverty areas; public health; rural health services; tuberculosis; zika 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 investigating the prevalence of Zika virus infection in rural Haiti and 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.