Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD

Dr. Prabhjot Singh (@prabhjotsinghNY) is Director of the Arnhold Institute and Chair of the Department of Health System Design & Global Health, at the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center for Healthcare. His work focuses on scalable and sustainable methods that enable networks of community members, neighborhoods and health systems to learn from each other. In 2013, he co-founded the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign with Jeffrey Sachs, which is an initiative of the African Union and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. In 2016, his Arnhold Institute team, in partnership with the UN Special Envoy’s Office for MDG Financing and the MIT Media Lab launched ATLAS, which leverages satellite technologies to create a new generation of spatial information systems for low-resource, information-poor regions.
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Domestically, Singh is the founding technical lead of City Health Works, a Harlem-based social enterprise that is building a financially sustainable and scalable platform for health coaches to improve the outcomes and decrease the costs of care for high need patients. He is a senior advisor to the 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign, which is building a network of neighborhoods across the country who are discovering scalable methods to improve health.
Previously, Prabhjot was an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute. He completed a BA & BS at University of Rochester, an MD at Cornell and PhD in Neural & Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, with a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader, a Truman National Security Fellow, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
His work has been featured or published in The New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, Huffington Post Live, PopTech, TEDx, Brookings Institute, The Daily Beast, PBS (upcoming), Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.
He is the author of the forthcoming book called Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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