Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD

Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Salmaan Keshavjee is associate professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is trained as a physician and a social anthropologist, and is director of the program in infectious disease and social change at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

Keshavjee completed his thesis work on nongovernmental organization health policies in post-Soviet Tajikistan in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University and at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His doctoral work, Blind Spot: How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health, is published by the University of California Press.

He has worked extensively with Partners in Health's (PIH) drug-resistant tuberculosis program in Russia since 2000, and has led its research initiative there since 2007. Keshavjee served as deputy country director for the PIH Lesotho Initiative from 2006 to 2008, launching one of the first community-based treatment programs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis/HIV co-infection in sub-Saharan Africa. This work has informed efforts to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis in the region, including Central Asia, and has resulted in several manuscripts of global clinical and policy significance.

Keshavjee has represented Partners in Health on the Green Light Committee for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, housed at the Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization, since 2005. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the committee's chair.


  • MD Stanford University
  • PhD Harvard University