• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System Names New Director of Arnhold Global Health Institute

  • (May 27, 2015)

Renowned global health expert Prabhjot Singh, PhD, MD, has been named director of the Arnhold Global Health Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is dedicated to improving the health worldwide through research, education, and clinical care partnerships. Dr. Singh has also been named Vice Chair of Population Health in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, with both positions starting on Sept. 1, 2015.

As Institute Director, Dr. Singh will devise and lead high-potential global and domestic health activities across the Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System. As Vice Chair, he will develop educational and research goals for population health within the Department of Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Population Health Science and Policy.   

“Dr. Singh’s far-reaching activities, including work as Chair of the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign with the African Union and the United Nations, as well as his development of Harlem-based City Health Works, make him well suited to lead Mount Sinai efforts to improve health care for underserved populations at home and abroad,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine. “His unique experience will advance the Institute’s mission to create sustainable infrastructures and solutions that combat health crises and diseases,” said Dr. Charney, also President for Academic Affairs for the Health System.

“In his new role, Dr. Singh will blend advances in domestic population health — economic principles, biomedical advances, and systems science — with analyses of global health drivers like inequity and human rights,” said, Barbara Murphy, MD, Dean for Clinical Integration and Population Health and Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine Chair, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine. “We are tremendously excited to work with Dr. Singh and believe the collaboration will lead to powerful new insights into solutions for stubborn global health challenges.”

Dr. Singh was recruited to Mount Sinai from Columbia University, where he is currently Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute, and a faculty member in International and Public Affairs.  He earned his PhD in Neural and Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, and his MD at Weill Cornell Medical College. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and an internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai. He has been honored as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, a Truman Security Fellow, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has been featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Lancet, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Health Affairs, and The New England Journal of Medicine.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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