Session 1: Adaptive Leadership and Trust in Times of Crisis

Recorded May 5, 2020

Claire-Cecile Pierre, MD is a Program Director in Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Harbor Health Systems in Massachusetts. She has extensive experience working with government leaders, health agencies, multinational and non-government organizations, and the World Bank on the reconstruction of the health sector after natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

Claire-Cecile Pierre, MD

Guest Speaker

Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre, born in Haiti, is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University's six-year combined accelerated BS-MD program. She trained in internal medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), where she served as chief medical resident and later as Clinical Director of Quality Informatics, a role that focused on health care improvement and the use of information technology to support safe and effective patient-centered care.

Beginning in 2009, Dr. Pierre assisted Dr. Paul Farmer as a volunteer working with President Bill Clinton, the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. In 2010, she joined the earthquake rescue and relief efforts in Haiti where she remained to work with the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission as the senior health advisor and sector lead. In this role, she worked closely with the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health, country donors, multinational organizations, and partners across sectors on key policies and programs to support the long-term reconstruction of the health sector. 

Dr. Pierre serves as Director of the Program in Health Systems Strengthening and Social Change in Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine where she looks at how NGOs and partners can work together to ensure proper allocations of 'staff, space, stuff and systems' after disasters and outbreaks. Dr. Pierre has worked extensively with the NGO Partners in Health and has consulted for the World Bank. 

In 2014, she became one of the first US physicians to be board certified in Clinical Informatics. She has served as Chief of Quality and Medical Informatics at the South End Community Health Center in Boston and is currently Chief Medical Officer for Harbor Health Systems, a system of 6Massachusetts FQHC sand two PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) sites.

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