Howard Hiatt : how this extraordinary mentor transformed health with science and compassion [electronic resource]
- Howard Hiatt :how this extraordinary mentor transformed health with science and compassion[electronic resource] / Mark L. Rosenberg.
- [New York] : The MIT Press, 2018.
- Rosenberg, Mark L.
- 1 online resource.
- 9780262038805, 9780262349338
Howard Hiatt—physician, scientist, advocate for global health, and mentor to generations of healthcare leaders—has spent much of his seven-decade career being ahead of his time. His innovative ideas as head of Harvard's School of Public Health from 1972 to 1984—about preventive medicine, the incorporation of cutting-edge science into the curriculum, and cross-disciplinary collaboration—met fierce resistance at the time but are now widely recognized building blocks of public health. Hiatt's interest in global health and health equity equipped him to advocate for a series of younger physicians and researchers, including Paul Farmer and Jim Kim, two founders of Partners in Health, and the prominent health policy expert Don Berwick. This book tells the story of Hiatt's life and work, with important lessons for today drawn from Hiatt's 92 years of experience.