International Experiences of Primary Care Delivery During COVID
Recorded Feb. 17, 2021

Primary care delivery has been dramatically altered by COVID-19, worldwide. Primary care in-person visits were nearly eliminated in most countries during shelter-in-place periods, with variable movement to telemedicine, and variable abilities of patients to engage in virtual care. This series will cover relevant topics in today's primary care landscape.

The recording below of our recent webinar dives into the topic of International Experiences of Primary Care Delivery During COVID.



Martin McKee, MD, DSc

Martin McKee HeadshotMartin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He qualified in medicine in Northern Ireland and subsequently trained in public health in London. He manages the largest research team working on the challenges to health and health systems in the countries of central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, co-directing the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), a WHO Collaborating Centre. He has published over 530 papers in peer-reviewed journals and he is author or editor of almost 40 books.

His contributions to health policy in Europe have been recognized by election to Fellowship of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, Foreign Associate Membership of Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies of Sciences, and membership of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. He has also been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Debrecen in Hungary, Maastricht in The Netherlands, and Karlstad in Sweden. He is a visiting professor at the Universities of Belgrade and Zagreb, the London School of Economics, and Taipei Medical University. In 2003 he was awarded the Andrija Stampar medal by the Association of Schools of Public Health in European Region (ASPHER) and in 2005 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to health care in Europe.

Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH

Asaf BittonAsaf Bitton, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His main academic interests are in primary care measurement, payment reform, and improvement. To that end, he both implements and evaluates the scope and quality improvement possibilities of various regional and national primary care transformation initiatives, with a particular focus on the patient-centered medical home model of care. He also studies health information technology approaches for improving patient engagement and clinical quality within these settings. His recent work in this area has been published in JAMA, Health Affairs, Milbank Quarterly, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Medical Care. He is the Associate Program Director with Ariadne Labs on the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. This joint effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, aims to measure, in both traditional and novel ways, primary care functions and performance within low and middle income partner countries to understand variation in performance and tailor improvement initiatives.

Ami Waters, MD

Amy WatersDr. Ami Waters, MD is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Physician. She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University and then returned to Texas for her medical degree at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Waters pursued further training in Global Health from 2014-2016 through the UCSF Global Health Hospitalist/ Health Equity, Action and Leadership (HEAL) fellowship. As a part of this fellowship, she spent 6 months of each year working in rural Liberia with Last Mile Health, a non-governmental organization dedicated to ensuring health access to those in remote communities. Dr. Waters joined faculty in September 2016. She treats patients of all ages as a hospitalist at both Parkland and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. In addition, Dr. Waters continues to work with Last Mile Health as Co-Medical Director, spending 6 months a year in Liberia. Her interests include global health, medical education, population health, advocacy and transitions of care.


David Duong, MD, MPH

David DuongDavid Duong, MD, MPH is currently the Director of the Harvard Medical School Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change. In this position, David is responsible for the overall strategy development, partnership engagement, programmatic activities and donor relations for the Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change at Harvard Medical School in order to meet the goals and mission of Harvard Medical School as well as the local, national and global primary care community. He also provides teaching, mentorship and career development support to students, residents, junior faculty and staff.

David has led many research studies and has published on health care systems. David is a primary care physician, a World Health Organization's Young Leader in Primary Healthcare, serves on the 2020 World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare and a former US Fulbright Scholar. David earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and Masters in Public Health, from the University of Michigan, a Medical Doctor from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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