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Vicente NavarroVicente Navarro, MD, DMSA, DrPH ’68, PhD

Global Achievement Award

Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Bloomberg School Fall Institute
Director, Johns Hopkins-Universidad Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center in Barcelona, Spain


Throughout a distinguished academic career of more than half a century, Dr. Navarro has forged incisive analyses of the political and social contexts of health systems around the world. His aim: To expose the roots of health inequalities within and among countries.

He has taken on the formidable task of answering thorny questions such as, “Why do some countries have national health insurance, others have national health services, and the U.S. has neither?” and “Which is more important as a determinant of health status: race or class?” He is known around the world—across the disciplines of social science, medicine, public health, economics and public policy—for his international leadership in comparative health policy and economics.

Dr. Navarro has served as a consultant to governments on nearly every continent as well as a visiting professor at universities in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Canada. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Health Services, which he founded with Kerr White in 1971.