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Jonathan Quick

Dr. Jonathan “Jono” Quick joined the Rockefeller Foundation as the Managing Director, Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention, Health Initiative in 2020.

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). Offering evidence-based ways to prevent epidemics from spreading worldwide, Dr. Quick has been interviewed by North American, European, and Asia media during the current COVID-19 global epidemic, including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, ABC News, MSNBC, and France 24.

A family physician and health management specialist, Dr. Quick is Managing Director for Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation and adjunct Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute. He is also Senior Fellow Emeritus at the global health nonprofit Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017. 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.

Dr. Quick has served as director of essential medicines at the World Health Organization, resident advisor for health system development and financing programs in Afghanistan and Kenya, and clinical director and chief of staff at the U.S. Public Health Service Indian Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma. His publications include 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.

Dr. Quick’s op-eds, blogs and letters have appeared in the Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Telegraph, WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere. He has contributed to Trinity Forum Readings on the lives and faith of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nelson Mandela, and human rights pioneer Bartolomé Las Casas.

Dr. Quick also holds faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and the University of Boston School of Public Health. He 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 master's 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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