The Takemi Program in International Health seeks to improve health and health systems around the world by welcoming mid-career health professionals and scholars to the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health to conduct path-breaking research and develop their leadership skills.
Takemi Fellows examine problems of mobilizing, allocating, and managing scarce resources to improve health, and of designing effective strategies for disease control and prevention and health promotion, with a focus on low and middle-income countries.
Our global network of Fellows provides the collaborative basis for advancing better policies through national and international institutions to support the Takemi Program’s vision for a healthier world.
The Takemi Program provides participants with the space, time, and flexibility to enhance their capacity for research and leadership. To do this, Fellows are linked to two key resources: the weekly Takemi Seminar Series and expert faculty. In addition, Fellows have the opportunity for collaboration throughout the Harvard community and may elect to deepen their knowledge of theory or practice through relevant coursework. Fellows draw on these resources to produce at least one paper of publishable quality.
Dr. Reich serves as Director of the Takemi Program in International Health, which held its 30th Anniversary Symposium in Boston on 11-12 October 2013. A book of papers presented at the symposium was published in April 2015 (called Governing Health Systems). The 35th Anniversary Symposium for the Takemi Program was held in Tokyo in February 2018. For more information on the Takemi Program, click here.
Applicants should be mid-career researchers who have completed graduate degrees, published in internationally recognized journals, and demonstrated potential leadership capacity in their home countries.
They are expected to show strong promise and appropriate preparation (including facility in English) to enable them to fully benefit from the experience. Further, they are expected to have made, or intend to make, a commitment to a career in health for which participation in the Program will be of significant value.