Barbara Picower

President and Chair, JPB Foundation

Barbara Picower is president and chair of board of directors of The JPB Foundation, whose mission is to enhance quality of life in the United States through transformational initiatives that promote the health of communities. JPB program areas include poverty, specifically in the areas of health and chronic disease, economic opportunity, and democracy; medical research, specifically research on certain diseases and the brain; and the environment. Picower also serves on the dean’s advisory board of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, board of directors of Living Cities, and the advisory board of the Bridgespan Institute. 

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