Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist, is chief strategist and cofounder of Partners In Health (PIH), Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also serves as UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.
Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent books are In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez (Orbis, 2013),Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, and To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation, both from University of California Press (2013). Among Farmer’s many awards is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize and the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity. He earned his PhD and MD at Harvard University.