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Prabhjot Singh, M.D., Ph.D. 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 for Healthcare. He is also an affiliate physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and volunteers in the surrounding Harlem neighborhood. Prabhjot 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 focus on last mile health (Columbia University Press, with Raj Panjabi) and how to invest in better healthcare (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 Worker Campaign. Throughout his career, he has focused on how advances in community health systems globally can improve health in America. He advises social enterprises like City Health Works and companies like City Block Health that are pioneering a new generation of sustainable and scalable care 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.

Prabhjot completed a B.A. & B.S. at University of Rochester, an M.D. at Cornell and Ph.D. in Neural & Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, with a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader, a Truman National Security Fellow, Fellow at the Committee for Global Thought at Columbia University, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Prabhjot was raised in Kenya and lives in Manhattan.



  • National Academics of Science, Engineering and Medicine

  • National Quality Forum: Housing and Food Instability

  • Health Affairs Publication Committees

  • World Economic Forum

  • National Academy of Medicine

  • 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign

  • Icahn School of Medicine: Adolescent Institute Director Search Committee