The John Snow, Inc. Award
Presented by JSI President and Founder, Joel Lamstein
Joel Lamstein is founder and president of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), an international public health consulting firm. JSI's mission is to enhance the lives of underserved populations throughout the world. The organization provides technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. With a staff of over 2,000, JSI has worked in over 100 countries to implement programs to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
JSI is pleased to sponsor the John Snow, Inc. Award at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in recognition of the many fine students who are truly the future of global health.
Mr. Lamstein was also a co-founder of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and is president of World Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social development programs. He is currently a senior lecturer at both the Harvard School of Public Health and at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He serves as the vice-chair of the Global Health Council's board of directors, and is on the boards of advisors at Boston University Public Health School, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
The John Snow, Inc. Award, an annual award created in 2001, provides financial assistance to outstanding second-year Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) students in the Department of International Health who are engaged in internships in the field.
This year's recipients of the JSI Award are
- Jesse Greenspan, who will intern at Curamericas Global, Inc., in Liberia to improve primary healthcare delivery in remote areas, with an emphasis on maternal and child health, and
- Bhavya Gowda, who will be part of the Clinton Health Access Initiative's laboratory services team in Ethiopia to support the scale-up of early infant diagnostics for HIV.
--Brandon Howard, May 2011