Ashish Jha

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Ashish K. Jha
Alma materColumbia University, AB, 1992
Harvard Medical School, MD, 1997
Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, 2004
Scientific career
FieldsHealth Policy
InstitutionsHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Albright Stonebridge Group

Ashish K. Jha is an Indian American physician and academic who has been recently appointed as the Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. He is an American health scholar, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, as well as a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. His research centers on improving the quality and cost of health care, focusing on the impact of public health policy.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Education & Early Career

Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1997 and then trained as a resident in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He returned to Boston to complete his fellowship in General Medicine from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In 2004, he completed his Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He originally hails from Madhubani, Bihar, India. He was Born in Bihar in 1970 and moved originally to Toronto, Canada in 1979. He moved to the United States in 1983 and has lived there since.


Coronavirus and COVID-19

In mid-March, Jha called for a two-week national quarantine across the United States to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.[8] Jha's argument is that it takes up to two weeks for those who are already infected with the novel coronavirus to begin showing symptoms; given the lack of COVID-19 testing in the U.S., a two-week quarantine would help public health better assess how widespread the disease is to better inform decision-making.[9][10] He has also advocated for the need to vastly strengthen healthcare infrastructure and increase the manufacturing of personal protective equipment to keep healthcare workers safe.

Awards & Honors


  1. ^ "Investigation: Joint Commission rarely revokes accreditation from hospitals that put patients at risk | FierceHealthcare". Retrieved 2017-09-14. In March 2020, Brown University named Jha its new dean of the school of public health
  2. ^ "This study changed how a Harvard professor thinks about health care". Vox. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  3. ^ RAJAGOPAL, DIVYA (2018-08-26). "Not all is well with India's corporate hospital chains". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  4. ^ "Medical billing: What dictates costs and why". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  5. ^ Knutson, Ted. "Health Care Costs Could Be Shrunk By Curbing Hospital Consolidation/Out-Of-Network Fees, Senate Told". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  6. ^ "Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care". Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  7. ^ "ASG Announces New Global Health Solutions Practice". Global Newswire. Retrieved 2020-07-17. Practice is led by ASG Chief Medical Officer Mehul Mehta, MD, and includes renowned public health experts Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Gilbert Mudge, among others
  8. ^ "Why a top Harvard doctor is calling for a 'national quarantine' to stem the effects of the coronavirus pandemic". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  9. ^ Jha, Aaron E. Carroll, Ashish (2020-03-19). "This Is How We Can Beat the Coronavirus". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  10. ^ Jha, Aaron E. Carroll, Ashish (2020-03-23). "Don't Halt Social Distancing. Instead, Do It Right". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-04-01.

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