Rifat Atun

Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair for the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. From 2008 to 2012, he was a member of the Executive Management Team of the Global Fund as Director of Strategy, Performance and Evaluation. His research focuses on health system reform and innovation in health systems. He has published over 300 papers in leading journals, and acted as adviser to the World Bank, WHO and over 30 governments, and leading organisations. Rifat Atun has been a member of the Advisory Boards of WHO Research Centre for Health Development in Japan, and Norwegian Research Council’s Programme for Global Health. He is a member of the UK Medical Research Council’s Global Health Group, and the Longitude Prize Committee. He studied medicine at University of London as a Commonwealth Scholar and completed postgraduate training in family medicine, public health, and Master’s in business administration at University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the UK Faculty of Public Health, and the Royal College of General Practitioners.