An internationally known global health leader, Jonathan (“Jono”) D. Quick, MD, MPH is the author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It (2018 from St. Martin’s Press and Scribe Publications). Offering scientifically proven ways to prevent epidemics from spreading worldwide, Dr. Quick has been interviewed by both North American and European mass media during the current COVID-19 global epidemic, including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, ABC News, MSNBC, and France 24.
In March, 2020, Dr. Quick was named managing director of Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention at the Rockefeller Foundation.
A family physician and health management specialist by training, Dr. Quick is also a Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017. MSH is a global health non-profit organization working in the world’s poorest places to build strong, locally led, locally run health systems. Dr. Quick has carried out assignments to improve the health and lives of people in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Quick was director of essential medicines at the World Health Organization. Before that, he was an MSH resident advisor for health system development and financing programs in Afghanistan and Kenya.
A prolific author, Dr. Quick created or contributed to Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies (MDS-3), the Financial Times Guide to Executive Health and more than 100 other books and chapters, as well as articles in leading medical journals. His op-eds, blogs and letters have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Telegraph, Time, Wall Street Journal, WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere.
Dr. Quick is on the faculty of the Duke Global Health Institute, Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health, and is a past Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a first degree from Harvard University and an MD, with distinction in research, and masters of public health from the University of Rochester.
Jono, his wife Tina, and their three now-grown daughters have lived in France, Kenya, Pakistan, and the U.S.
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