Aaron Shakow, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Program in Noncommunicable Disease, Partners In Health

Aaron Shakow, Ph.D., is a historian and health policy expert who has been working for 15 years with Partners In Health, where he's played a key role in the organization's advocacy for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases of the poor.

During the rollout of the World Health Organization's "3 by 5" initiative to expand global access to antiretroviral treatment in the mid-2000s, he was a strategic adviser to the director of HIV/AIDS.

A past editor of the journal Health and Human Rights, Dr. Shakow has taught the history of science at Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is presently a lecturer in global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School.

His research interests include health financing, international governance in the health sector, and the historical impact of public health interventions on economic relations and cultural exchange.

Dr. Shakow completed his doctoral dissertation on bubonic plague and the origins of clinical epidemiology at Harvard University in 2009.