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Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH is a physician, health policy researcher, and advocate for global healthcare reform. Dr. Jha serves as the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li Professor of International Health & 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 VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his General Medicine fellowship from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and received his M.P.H. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Jha’s major research interests lie in improving the quality and costs of healthcare with a specific focus on the impact of policy efforts. His work has focused on a broad set of issues including transparency and public reporting of provider performance, financial incentives, health information technology, and leadership, and the roles they play in fixing healthcare delivery systems.

The Harvard Global Health Institute, in combination with Dr. Jha’s research team and the Global Health Delivery Project, reside at 42 Church Street in the heart of Harvard Square.

A prolific writer, Dr. Jha has published over two hundred various papers in notable journals. Furthermore, his personal blog entitled “An Ounce of Evidence,” which focuses on bringing statistical data research to the conversation of health quality improvement, has garnered a significant following across the web.