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Dr. Thirumurthy Wins Robert Suskind & Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Faculty Global Health Award

Center for Global Health

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Congratulations to Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, on being awarded the Robert Suskind, C’59, M’63 and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Faculty Prize in Global Health.

This award is given to a faculty member who “exemplifies their lifelong commitment to improving global health and access to care through training partnerships, research, or clinical work,” according to the Center for Global Health.

Dr. Thirumurthy, CHIBE’s Associate Director for Global Health, will be given the award at a special celebration on May 16, 2024.

“His commitment to improving lives around the world by applying principles of behavioral economics to critical global health challenges, such as improving HIV and malaria outcomes through low-cost and innovative interventions, spans his entire career,” the Center for Global Health stated. “From his time as a doctoral student through his interdisciplinary research today, Dr. Thirumurthy has had a tremendous, big-picture impact on two of the historically largest burdens of infectious disease areas in multiple lower-resourced countries (LMICs). Commendably, he has begun applying his expertise to the areas of environmental health and non-communicable disease in LMICs at a time when there is an opportunity to mitigate disastrous consequences from these rapidly increasing global health threats.”