Meet Prabhjot


Dr. Prabhjot Singh is Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health and Chair of the Department of Health System Design and Global Health at the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center on Healthcare. He directs a team that designs and tests improvements to the health care system that have the potential to scale nationally and abroad, in partnership with the communities they serve.

Singh is the author of Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise (Johns Hopkins Press). His next books will focus on how to deliver health care to remote, “Last Mile” regions (Columbia University Press, with Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health), and how to invest in better health care (Columbia Business School Press, with Niyum Gandhi).

Previously, he was professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and co-chair of the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, a partnership of organizations dedicated to increasing the number and quality of health workers in African regions, with focus on reducing health disparities. Throughout his career, he has focused on how advances in community health systems globally can improve health in America. Singh advises mission-driven enterprises, like City Health Works, that are pioneering new community health models. He also serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s forum on Aging, Independence and Disability, as well as the National Quality Forum’s Taskforce on the impact of housing instability and food insecurity on health.

Singh completed a B.A. and B.S. at University of Rochester, an M.D. at Cornell and Ph.D. in Neural and Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University and training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 40th Anniversary Young Leader, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Presidential Leadership Scholar and Fellow of the Committee for Global Thought at Columbia University. Singh immigrated from Kenya and lives in New York with his family.

Governance Responsibilities:
 Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (1/30/2019), Auburn SeminaryKaur Life