Dr. Prabhjot Singh @prabhjotsinghNY
is Director of the Arnhold Institute and Chair of the Department of Health System Design & Global Health, at the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center for Healthcare. His work focuses on scalable and sustainable methods that enable networks of community members, neighborhoods and health systems design systems that improve health, equity and opportunity.
In 2013, he co-founded the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign with Jeffrey Sachs, which is an initiative of the African Union and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. In 2016, his Arnhold Institute team, in partnership with the UN Special Envoy for Health In Agenda 2030 and partners, launched Atlas, which leverages satellite technologies to create a new generation of spatial information systems that push intelligence to frontline health care workers in information poor regions.
Domestically, Singh is the founding technical lead of City Health Works, a Harlem-based social enterprise that is building a financially sustainable and scalable platform for health coaches to improve the outcomes and decrease the costs of care for high need patients. He is a senior advisor to the 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign, which is building a network of neighborhoods across the country who are discovering scalable methods to improve health. Prabhjot initially joined Mount Sinai as Vice Chairman of Medicine for Population Health, and continues to lead system-wide practice transformation for primary care and high need patient care.
Previously, Prabhjot was an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute. He completed a BA & BS at University of Rochester, an MD at Cornell and PhD 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, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
His work has been featured or published in The New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, Huffington Post Live, PopTech, TEDx, Brookings Institute, The Daily Beast, PBS (upcoming), Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.
He is the author of the forthcoming book titled Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.