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Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH

Managing Director, Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Jonathan “Jono” Quick joined The Rockefeller Foundation 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 BBCCNBCCNNABC NewsMSNBC, 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 TimeWall Street Journal, New York TimesForbesFortune, The GuardianHuffington PostMs. MagazineThe Telegraph,  WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere. H e 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 masters 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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  • Jul 22 2020
    RFBreakthrough Covid-19: a Blueprint for Keeping the U.S. Economy Open Tune in to #RFBreakthrough, a new livestream discussion series featuring a panel of industry experts. For #RFBreakthrough’s first episode, the experts will dive into the National Covid-19 Testing & Tracing Plan to discuss the need for protocols that are being developed for asymptomatic rapid result screening tests in schools, businesses, and other institutions, along with faster and […]
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