Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, a family physician and health management specialist, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). An international non-profit organization with teams in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, MSH builds local capacity to achieve greater health impact through stronger health systems. Dr. Quick was Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy at the World Health Organization from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that he served with MSH as founding director of the drug management program/center for pharmaceutical management, then as a long-term advisor for the Afghanistan Health Sector Support Project and the Kenya Health Care Financing Project.
Dr. Quick has worked in international health since 1978, and has carried out assignments in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is the senior editor of Managing Drug Supply, co-author of the Financial Times Guide to Executive Health; and has written over 70 other books, articles, and chapters. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health, and is a 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. Dr. Quick is also the author THE END OF EPIDEMICS: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It (forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in 2017)