Dr. Joia Stapleton Mukherjee

Associate Professor, DGH, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Joia Stapleton Mukherjee (born 1964) is an Associate Professor with the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Since 2000, she has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health], an international medical non-profit found by Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, and Jim Kim. She trained in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mukherjee has been involved in health care access and human rights issues since 1989, and she consults for the World Health Organization on the treatment of HIV and MDR-TB in developing countries. Her scholarly work focuses on the human rights aspect of HIV treatment and on the implementation of complex health interventions in resource-poor settings.

Dr. Mukherjee holds Faculty Academic Appointments at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since 2000, Dr. Mukherjee has served as the Chief Medical Officer for Partners in Health. She also holds the role of Director of the Partners in Health Institute for Health and Social Justice, the Program in Global Medical Education and Social Medicine and the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery Program at Harvard Medical School.

Mukherjee has also served as an Executive Board Member for Physicians for Human Rights, Health Action AIDS Campaign; a consultant for the Harvard Medical School Vietnam-CDC-Harvard AIDS Partnership; and as a member of the Board of Directors of Village Health Works, Tiyatien Health, and Project Muso. Mukherjee served on several local, national, and international committees, such as the World Health Organization Green Light Committee on the Treatment of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis, the Infectious Disease Society of America Committee on International Infectious Diseases, and the World Health Organization Technical Reference Group (TRG) on Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment]. In addition to holding membership in the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Public Health Association, and the International AIDS Society, Dr. Mukherjee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.