• 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 New York City's largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 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. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 13 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally.

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