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Joel Lamstein

President and CEO, John Snow, Inc. & World Education

Joel Lamstein founded John Snow, Inc. with his partner Norbert Hirschhorn, M.D. in 1978. He is the president of John Snow, Inc. One year later, he launched the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. He also serves as president of World Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic, and social development programs. In 1973, Joel co-founded Management Sciences for Health. In 2009, Joel received the CEO Social Leadership Award, a program funded by the Lewis Family Foundation and given by the Boston Business Journal. In 2011, he was featured in the New York Times’ The Boss profile. An adjunct lecturer on global health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Mr. Lamstein is a frequent lecturer on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development, and strategic management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. Mr. Lamstein received a BS in mathematics and physics from the University of Michigan, and an MS in financial management and information systems from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Mr. Lamstein is the chair of the Boston University School of Public Health’s Dean’s Advisory Board and serves on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights, Boston Partners in Education, Seed Global Health, and the advisory council of the Children’s Health Fund in New York. He is currently on the boards of advisors at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and served on the board of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He was the on Global Health Council’s board of directors from 1998-2012 and served as board chair between 2004-2012.

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