David H. Peters, MD, MPH, DrPH
David H. Peters, MD, MPH, DrPH, is a professor and Chair of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a specialist in international health systems who has worked as a researcher, policy advisor, educator, bureaucrat, manager, and clinician in developing countries over the last two decades. He previously worked as a Senior Public Health Specialist at the World Bank, and as the Director of the Health Systems Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is Research Director for the Future Health Systems research consortium, which is working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor, with field sites in five countries in Africa and Asia.
His teaching and research focus on the performance of health systems, implementation research methods, poverty and health systems, innovations in organization, technology, and financing of health systems, the role of the private sector, human resource management, and ways to use donor assistance to strengthen local capacity in low-income countries, pioneering the development of Sector Wide Approaches (SWAps) in health, creating the first national Balanced Scorecard to assess and manage health services (in Afghanistan).