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Grand Rounds Lecture

Inspiring Smart Choices: Advancing Multisectoral Engagement for Sustainable Health

February 20 | 4pm - 5:30pm | Room 708


Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA

Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Senior Scholar, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, is a Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and a Senior Scholar at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, established in 1995.

Dr. Ratzan launched his career in Boston spending a decade in academia as a professor and Founding Director of the Emerson-Tufts Masters Program in Health Communication. Following his time in Boston, he worked at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington DC, designing the framework for the Bureau of Global Health communication efforts. He later moved to Brussels as a Vice President for Johnson & Johnson and subsequently initiated their efforts in global health diplomacy at their global headquarters in New Jersey.
Following 11 years at J&J he went to Anheuser-Busch InBev and was the architect of their new programs to address harmful drinking. During his career, he has established a number of multisectoral partnerships, and publications in the health field. He is the co-author of the definition of health literacy adopted by the US Government and incorporated in the Affordable Care Act.

He currently serves on the Board of Global Health for the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Recently, he served as Co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group and on the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, Infectious Disease. Dr. Ratzan has an M.D. from University of Southern California, an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, and an M.A. in Communication from Emerson College.

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