To our SPH community,
I am delighted to announce that Ateev Mehrotra M.D., MPH, will be joining our School of Public Health as chair of the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, effective July 1, 2024. In addition to his new role as chair, he will also serve as professor of health services, policy and practice.
Dr. Mehrotra is an accomplished physician, scholar and public health expert with decades of experience as a leader in the field. He joins us from Harvard Medical School, where he currently serves as professor of health care policy. He also is a hospitalist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Dr. Mehrotra’s work has been deeply influential in shaping the way we think about innovative models of care delivery. He has led seminal work evaluating the impact of telemedicine on costs and quality, how the rise of urgent care has reshaped the health care landscape, and other critical issues around consumerism, price transparency and benefit design. He has published hundreds of peer reviewed papers and is a prominent voice in the field of health services and health policy.
Ateev received a B.S. from MIT, an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Boston. His clinical work has been both as a primary care physician and as an adult and pediatric hospitalist. He has also received formal research training, earning an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master of science in epidemiology from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
I want to thank all of our colleagues who served on the search committee, with particular thanks to Professor Constantine Gatsonis, who chaired the search. Other key committee members included former Deans Fox Wetle and Ron Aubert as well as Chair of Political Science Eric Patashnik and Professor Yashaswini Singh. They reviewed a very strong group of candidates for this role and I was pleased to have forwarded to me strong finalists for consideration.
I am thrilled at the outcome of having Dr. Mehrotra join us at Brown. Please join me in welcoming him to our community.
Ashish K. Jha M.D., MPH
Dean, School of Public Health
Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice