Speakers

May 16th

Andrew Ellner, MD, Msc Director of the Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change, Harvard Medical School

Andrew L. Ellner, MD, MSc directs the Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. His work focuses on health systems improvements for vulnerable populations. Dr. Ellner is course director of the Center’s executive education offering, Charting the Future of Primary Care: Change, Payment, and Population Management and leads the Center’s global programs. He is the founding co-director of the Center and previously oversaw the systems transformation portfolio, relationships with strategic partners, and Center research. He stepped down in 2016 in order to launch Firefly Health, a tech-enabled primary care services company of which he is co-founder and CEO. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a primary care physician at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care.

Dr. Ellner is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He received an MSc with distinction from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics and completed his internship and residency in the Division of General Medicine Primary Care program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Ellner’s work focuses on the redesign of health service delivery and medical training to incorporate advances in information technology, to hasten the adoption of higher functioning organizational models, and to better address the social determinants of health. He previously worked with the World Health Organization and Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative on projects to improve health systems in low- and middle-income countries. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations focused on advancing primary care and community health.