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.

 

Neha Rana

NehaNeha Rana is a Research Assistant for the Global Team. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia studying Global Public Health and Statistics on a pre-medical track. Neha hopes to pursue a career where she can combine her interests in medicine, international affairs, and policy. Her research interests mainly surround global health policy, infectious diseases, and cancer biology. As such, she previously worked as a laboratory assistant at a COVID-19 testing company. Additionally, Neha was a biomedical intern at George Washington University, where she published a medical article on the overexpression of PRAJA in glioblastomas and neural precursor development. At school, Neha is an Analyst for the Virginia Consulting Group, actively participates in student government, and files tax returns for low-income members in the Charlottesville community.

Riya Master

RiyaRiya Master is a Research Assistant for the Global Team. She is an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley studying Integrative Biology. Her research interests focus on the intersection of history, international relations, and medicine. Riya previously interned at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, where she published a report on US domestic policies for migrant health. In addition to her scholarly work, Riya is actively involved in student government, directing a documentary project, and working at a coronavirus testing company.

 

Penny Sun

huid_profile_photoPenny Sun is a Graduate Research Assistant. Penny is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health in global health with a certificate in leadership from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has previously worked with the Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam on projects related to health systems and workforce strengthening and with the Hung Lab at the Broad Institute on research related to the latent phase of M. Tuberculosis. Ms. Sun graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and concentration in public health. Penny is passionate about connecting people to information, opportunities, and each other.

 

 

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