Jonathan Quick

Adjunct Professor of Global Health

Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH (“Jono”) is adjunct Professor of Global Health at DGHI, where he teaches global health policy, serves on foundation grant advisory boards, and mentors students. Dr. Quick’s current research and writing focuses on market-driven epidemics, from tobacco to opioids to social media.  He is also Affiliated Faculty in Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Quick previously has served as Managing Director, Pandemic Response and Prevention for The Rockefeller Foundation; President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (MSH); Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policies at the World Health Organization; resident advisor for MSH in health system development and financing in Afghanistan and Kenya; and Chief of Staff/Clinical Director in the U.S. Public Health Service, Talihina, Oklahoma. He has carried out assignments to improve public health in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He also affiliated faculty in Global Health Equity at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

Dr. Quick is the author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It  (Australian, Italian, Korean, South Asia, U.K. and U.S. 2018/2020/2021 editions), creator of MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies and an author of  The Financial Times Guide to Executive Health, Preventive Stress Management in Organizations, as well as more than 100 other books, chapters, and articles in leading medical journals. 

Dr. Quick has been interviewed about pandemic threats by North American, European, and Asia media, including the CNN, NPR, BBC, Bloomberg, MSNBC, and ABC News.  His op-eds, blogs and letters have appeared in TIME, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Sojourners, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Telegraph,  WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere. He has contributed to Trinity Forum Readings on the lives and faith of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nelson Mandela, Albert Schweitzer and human rights pioneer Bartolomé Las Casas.  

Dr. Quick has served on the board of directors for the Global Health Council, InterAction, Partnership for Supply Chain Management, and Clapham Servants.  He was a resident and chief resident in the Duke Family Medicine program, graduated sum cum laude from Harvard College and received an MD with distinction in research and MPH from the University of Rochester.

Jono and his wife Tina raised their three now-grown daughters while on assignment in Pakistan, Kenya, France/Switzerland and the U.S.  He enjoys worship team drumming, biking, pickleball, and contributing to Tina’s stand-up comedy.