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COVID-19 Experiences from the Front Lines: The Global Primary Healthcare Response

Reimagining Primary Healthcare - for all, by all

Program

The Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change (PGPCSC), part of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, works through public and private partnerships to build sustainable, reliable primary care systems that advance health equity and access for communities worldwide.

The Center's PGPCSC will play a catalytic role in the global effort to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030 by building on the global movement and commitment for Primary Health Care, leveraging Harvard’s network of relationships and partnerships to accelerate knowledge creation, and innovation in education and healthcare delivery.

Our Mission

To play a catalytic role in the global effort to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030 by building on the global movement and commitment for Primary Healthcare, expanding Harvard’s network of relationships and partnerships to accelerate knowledge creation, and innovation in education and healthcare delivery.

Who We Are

David Duong, MD, MPH

David Zoomed FinalDavid is 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.

Deanna Belleny, MPH

centerDeanna Belleny is the Program Manager for Systems Transformation. Deanna is a public health practitioner and registered dietitian from Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at the University of Houston and went on to complete a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Professionally, Deanna has worked in a variety of non-profit, academic, and government settings. Most recently, she managed one of the DSRIP 1115 Waiver Projects at Harris County Public Health. While at Harris County, she also helped launch the Public Health Innovations Lab, an accelerator program that fosters innovative and creative thinking for public health practice. Deanna is passionate about system-level changes that positively impact the health of minority and underserved communities.

Jessica Alpert

Jessica-Alpert_x200Jessica is a Case Writer and Researcher for the Center. In this role, Jessica supports the Center’s research, evaluation, and leadership development programs. In May 2014 Jessica graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology of Global Health. Early in her undergraduate career she realized that primary care is not only central to global health, but that it is also the foundation to health overall. In order to further pursue her passion for primary care, she established and led the Georgetown Chapter of Primary Care Progress, the organization’s first undergraduate chapter. In addition to her interest in global health and primary care, Jessica is an avid bioethics advocate. She developed the Georgetown Bioethics Society, designed and chaired a national undergraduate bioethics conference, and shaped the curriculum for the first edX Massive Online Open Course in bioethics (MOOC).

Stanton (Daisy) Duddy

DaisyDaisy Duddy is the Executive Assistant at the Center for Primary Care. She works closely with the Director and Associate Director, managing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative duties. As the Executive Assistant, she also serves as the Center’s primary, administrative point of contact. Daisy graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Over the past five years, she has worked in numerous administrative roles, the majority of which were within the field of healthcare. Included in this unique professional intersection was her role as a patient service specialist at a small, busy physical therapy office in Brookline. For nearly three years, Daisy acted as the primary and sole administrator for the clinic. Prior to her time at ATI Physical Therapy, Daisy served as an administrative assistant at Boston Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, she spent her Northeastern co-op semester at Boston Children’s Hospital as a social work intern in the outpatient housing program.

Caroline Barnaby, MLA

CarolineCaroline directs, leads, and executes the marketing and communications strategy at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care to increase visibility, global reach, and collaboration through partnerships and shared thinking. She oversees our website, branding, email communications, blog, social media, ads, and other lead generating processes. Caroline serves as a member of the Center's leadership team. She enjoys measuring and analyzing marketing campaign metrics to better understand what drives behavior and to lead change in the global healthcare space. Prior to joining the Center, Caroline worked at McLean Hospital as an Adolescent Community Residence Counselor. 

Partner with Us

Are you interested in partnering with the Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change? Submit your information here or reach out to Deanna Belleny: Deanna_Belleny@hms.harvard.edu

 

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