Rebecca Weintraub, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Rebecca Weintraub, MD is the Faculty Director of the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Weintraub is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and serves as an Advisor for the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.
She has led the research and development of Cases in Global Health Delivery, a collection of over 35 Harvard Business School case studies with Harvard Business Publishing, available online at no cost to the public and taught at over 500 schools of medicine, public health, and business. Since 2008, Dr. Weintraub has led GHDonline.org, a network of virtual communities that connects 20,000+ health professionals from more than 185 countries and 7,000 organizations. Her research on value based health care delivery has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Global Fund, World Health Organization, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Weintraub co-founded Jumpstart, the national AmeriCorps program reaching more than 50,000 preschoolers and their communities. She serves as a technical advisor to Ashoka, promoting the work of health entrepreneurs, as a member of the New Enlgand Journal of Medicine's Perspectives Advisory Board, and as a board member of several nongovernmental organizations. As a Senior Institute Associate at Harvard Business School she has collaborated with Professor Michael Porter to develop new strategies to disseminate valued based health care delivery. In 2014, the World Economic Forum honored Dr. Weintraub as a Young Global Leader. Dr. Weintraub graduated from Yale University, Stanford School of Medicine, and completed her medical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.