Dr. Brian Jack, MD
Dr. Brian Jack is the Founder and President of Global Primary Care, creating the organization in response to the international programs focused on improving healthcare services around the world. He is active in the worldwide development of family medicine. Brian is Director of the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA), a Kellogg Foundation funded program that improves the quality of district health services in Lesotho. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Family Physician’s Center for International Initiatives.
Dr. Jack is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency training at Brown University. He completed a fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Jack came to Boston University and Boston Medical Center in 1997 as the founding Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, reviewed papers for major medical journals, served on numerous grant review panels. He is the Principal Investigator on grants from various organizations including The Global Fund, PEPFAR, the European Union as well as the Kellogg, Izumi, OSISA, and BC/BS Foundations among others.
Dr. Jack has received numerous awards for his innovative work in family medicine. He received the 2013 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation, the “Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patent Education Innovation” award, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality “Patient Safety Investigator” award, and the “Best Research Paper of the Year” award of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He was selected to HealthLeaders magazines annual “People Who Make Healthcare Better” list and one of Boston’s “Best Doctors” in each of 2010-2017. His Annals of Internal Medicine article describing RED is listed in the book “50 Studies Every Physician Should Know” and was the recipient of the Journal for Healthcare Quality Impact Article of the Year for the article, “How Hospitals Reengineer Their Discharge Processes to Reduce Readmissions.” In 2013 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
His vision, knowledge, leadership, and commitment to improving access to primary care is a key asset for Global Primary Care and the people its services.