Louise Ivers

Dr. Louise Ivers is the Executive Director of the MGH Center for Global Health, an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

She is a practicing infectious diseases physician, and works on the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale public health programs in resource-limited settings with the goal of achieving health equity. Dr. Ivers has contributed to published research articles on HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, and cholera treatment and prevention.

She is an independently-funded investigator focused on the barriers to the delivery of healthcare, the impact of food insecurity on public health, and comprehensive ways to eliminate cholera. Dr. Ivers is also involved in global policy and advocacy work to improve health equity.

She is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland where she received both her professional medical degrees, and a research doctorate in medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the combined Harvard Infectious Diseases program. Dr. Ivers earned a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.