Register now for WACA's KNOW NOW conference call Thursday, March 26, at 2:00-2:30 pm ET, featuring Dr. Jonathan Quick, Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health, on COVID-19 and global epidemics. Dr. Quick will be in conversation with WorldBoston President and CEO Mary Yntema.
In January 2018, Dr. Quick spoke at WorldBoston's Great Decisions series on the topic of "Global Health: Progress and Challenges," having recently published his book The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It. As the book says, "Somewhere in nature, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey, or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. This not-yet-detected germ has the potential to wipe out millions of lives over a matter of weeks or months." Join Dr. Quick and Mary Yntema to discuss what has changed since his Great Decisions talk, how effective local and global efforts have been in combating COVID-19, and what we can expect in the coming weeks and months.
An internationally known global health leader, Jonathan (“Jono”) D. Quick, MD, MPH is the author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It (2018 from St. Martin’s Press and Scribe Publications). Offering scientifically proven ways to prevent epidemics from spreading worldwide, Dr. Quick has been interviewed by both North American and European mass media during the current COVID-10 global epidemic, including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, ABC News, MSNBC, and France 24.
A family physician and health management specialist, Dr. Quick is Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017. MSH is a global health non-profit organization working in the world’s poorest places to build strong, locally led, locally run health systems. Dr. Quick has personally carried out assignments to improve the health and lives of people in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Quick was director of essential medicines at the World Health Organization. Before that, he was an MSH resident advisor for health system development and financing programs in Afghanistan and Kenya. He created or contributed to Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies (MDS-3), the Financial Times Guide to Executive Health and more than 100 other books and chapters, as well as articles in leading medical journals. His op-eds, blogs and letters have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Telegraph, Time, Wall Street Journal, WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere.
Dr. Quick is on the faculty of the Duke Global Health Institute, Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health, and is a past Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a first degree from Harvard University and an MD, with distinction in research, and masters of public health from the University of Rochester.
Jono, his wife Tina, and their three now-grown daughters have lived in France, Kenya, Pakistan, and the U.S.