Robert Hecht, PhD

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Lecturer, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Departments & Organizations

Yale University: Yale Institute for Global Health | Yale School of Medicine: School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Yale Institute for Global Health

Biography

Dr. Hecht joined Yale College faculty in 2014 as a lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he continues to teach a senior global health capstone course. In 2017, Dr. Hecht was appointed as a clinical professor at the Yale School of Public Health and has since instructed a course for second-year MPH students on improving health reform and health system management, organization, and financing in low and middle-income countries.

Concurrently, Dr. Robert Hecht is the President of Pharos Global Health Advisors. He has more than 30 years of experience in global health, nutrition and development, in senior management positions with the World Bank, UNAIDS, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Results for Development. Rob is a widely recognized thought leader and policy analyst with a strong track record of advice to top decision makers and dozens of publications related to immunization, HIV, health financing, health sector reform, and nutrition.

Education & Training

PhD Cambridge University (1981)
BA Yale University (1976)

Activities

  • Global Health Policy Research Dakar, Senegal (2010)

  • Global Health Policy Research Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2009)

  • Global Health Policy Research Cape Town, South Africa (2004)

  • Global Health Policy Research Kampala, Uganda (2004)

  • Global Health Policy Research Nairobi, Kenya (2004)

  • Global Health Policy Research Maseru, Lesotho (2004)

  • Global Health Policy Research New Delhi, India (2001)

  • Global Health Policy Research Naypyitaw, Myanmar [Burma] (1999)

  • Global Health Policy Research Bangkok, Thailand (1998)

  • Global Health Policy Research Brasília, Brazil (1997)

  • Global Health Policy Research Buenos Aires, Argentina (1995)

  • Global Health Policy Research Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast (1985)

  • Global Health Policy Research Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (1985)

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