Louise Ivers, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH, DTM&H
Dr. Louise Ivers is a Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care and social services to poor communities around the world. She is trained in infectious diseases, tropical medicine and public health and is also Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Ivers has spent her medical career to date implementing health programs and working to improve the delivery of healthcare in resource-poor settings through service and research. In addition to implementing primary health care, HIV, TB and cholera programs, she has significant experience in coordination and implementation of disaster relief efforts. Based in Haiti from 2003-2012, she led the Partners In Health responses to Hurricane-related flooding in 2008, a major earthquake in 2010 and an ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti. Dr. Ivers has contributed to published articles on HIV/AIDS, food insecurity,post-disaster humanitarian response and cholera treatment and prevention. She has served as a Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization and mentors Haitian and American physicians. She was previously Clinical Director and Chief of Mission for Partners In Health in Haiti.