Department of Health System Design and Global Health

The Department of Health System Design and Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine is dedicated to being the first in the nation to utilize the strength of a major U.S. health care system to learn from, and contribute to, global health systems.

The Department of Health System Design and Global Health was established in May 2016.


The goals of the Department include: 

  • Training the next generation of health system strategists and global health leaders who can think globally to ensure innovative, proactive solutions well into the future
  • Learning from global low-cost innovations
  • Pursuing health system design and transformation strategies for the Mount Sinai Health System and health systems worldwide
  • Designing next generation care models, prototyping cost-effective business models to accelerate them, and pioneering data-driven methods and user-centric technologies to scale them.
  • Recruiting faculty with diverse interests and expertise in economic and global health, policy analysis, operations research, data science, interaction design, and other relevant fields, as well as unifying faculty across the Mount Sinai Health System who are involved in, or wish to be involved in, global health and health system design and development;


The Department of Health System Design and Global Health will be working in conjunction with multiple Mount Sinai institutes, departments, and hospitals including the Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine institutes, Departments of Medicine and Population Science and Policy, the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Institute for Health Care Delivery Science, Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, and Mount Sinai Health Partners.

Our Chair Prabhjot Singh, MD describes his fresh perspective and how he plans to continue to develop our Department.

Learn more about our Chair