Michael Reich

Michael Reich

Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Michael Reich

Dr. Michael Reich’s research program addresses the political dimensions of public health policy. His research interests include health system strengthening and reform, access to medicines and pharmaceutical policy, and the political economy of policy-making processes.

Dr. Reich serves as Director of the Takemi Program in International Health, which held its 30th Anniversary Symposium in Boston on 11-12 October 2013. A book based on papers presented at the symposium was published in April 2015 (called Governing Health Systems). For more information on the Takemi Program, click here. On September 1, 2016, Dr. Reich became the Taro Takemi Research Professor of International Health Policy. He is in residence at Harvard during the fall semester of 2019-20, teaching a seminar on “Knowledge and Research Design in Global Health” (GHP270), in Mexico during January 2020 teaching a three-week field course on the Mexican health reform (GHP544), and is on leave during the spring semester 2020.

In November 2016, Dr. Reich received the Award for Lifetime Service to the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and from Health Systems Global.


Ph.D., 1981, Political Science, Yale University

M.A., 1975, East Asian Studies (Japan), Yale University

B.A., 1974, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University


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