Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in October 2018, effective January 2019.
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. His next books will focus on improving community health in remote regions, and smarter health care investment.
Previously, he was assistant professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, and co-chair of the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Throughout his career, he has focused on how advances in community health systems globally can improve health in America. In 2012, he received a 40th Anniversary Young Leader Award from RWJF in recognition of his community health work in Harlem.
Singh serves on the boards of Auburn Seminary and Kaur Life.
He received his MD from Weill Cornell Medical College; his PhD in neural and genetic systems from Rockefeller University; and his BS in biology and his BA in history, both from the University of Rochester.