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.
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 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.
Beth Holt, MD, MPH
Beth is the Associate Director of Health Systems at PGPCSC. Within the program she currently leads the co-design and implementation of Strengthening the Integrated Treatment and Care of Hepatitis (STITCH), a primary care system strengthening program to design and scale up a new person-centered model of care within Vietnam and the Philippines from 2022 to 2026.
Beth brings a multi-disciplinary perspective gained through over 7 years of work in the health and social impact sectors. As an Australian-trained medical doctor she applies knowledge and tools gained through experience as a clinician, public health researcher, strategy consultant and development partner in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific to co-design health systems and solutions that reduce health disparities.
Prior to medicine, Beth studied international relations and economics and graduated with an MPH in Global Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health which she attended on Fulbright Scholarship. Her academic focus is on health systems strengthening through implementation science, community partnership and participatory research.
Vy H. Nguyen, BA
Vy is a second-year medical student at Harvard Medical School and a research assistant at PGPCSC, where he assists with the Strengthening the Integrated Treatment and Care of Hepatitis (STITCH) program. He was born and raised in Vietnam and completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with high distinction at UC Berkeley. Vy brings more than 8 years of clinical research experience in chronic liver disease at Stanford University and has authored many original research articles in major journals in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He also worked with a free clinic and mobile vans in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years to improve access to testing and treatment for individuals with hepatitis C virus infection. He hopes to pursue a career as a hepatologist and continue doing research and community outreach to improve the outcomes of individuals living with chronic liver diseases.
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