Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; Senior Lecturer, Global Health and Social Medicine Department, Harvard Medical School
Agnes Binagwaho is a pediatrician, vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, a senior lecturer in the Global Health and Social Medicine Department at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct clinical professor of pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. For 20 years, she helped reshape Rwanda’s health sector, serving as executive secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission, permanent secretary of the Rwanda Ministry of Health, and health minister from 2011 to 2016. With over 150 peer-reviewed publications, her research areas include health equity and HIV/AIDS. In 2017, Binagwaho was inducted into the US National Academy of Medicine and named a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.