Prabhjot Singh

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, (@prabhjotsinghNY) is Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health (@Arnholdinst) and Chair of the Department of Health System Design and Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center for Healthcare.


In 2013, he co-founded the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign with Jeffrey Sachs, which is an initiative of the African Union and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. In 2015 he was invited to join the UN Broadband Commission’s Information and Communication Technologies working group to build scalable health platforms to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, his Arnhold Institute team, in partnership with the UN Secretary General Special Envoy’s Office,  will launch the Health Equity Atlas of Africa, an open framework to drive collaboration between data scientists, health system experts and frontline health workers. 

Domestically, Singh was the founding technical advisor of City Health Works, a Harlem-based social enterprise that trains and manages locally hired health coaches to improve the outcomes and decrease the costs of care for high need patients. More recently, his practice transformation team at Mount Sinai Health System builds upon this experience by focusing upon the scalability and sustainability of population health care models. The Mount Sinai Health System is an active participant in the national 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign, which bridges the gaps between healthcare system and neighborhood interests.

Previously, Prabhjot was a professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute. He completed a BA & BS at University of Rochester, an MD at Cornell and PhD in Neural & Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, with a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader, a Truman National Security Fellow, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

His work has been featured in Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and in popular press (New York Times, NPR, TED). He is the author of the forthcoming book called Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2016.


American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College

Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

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