Reuben Granich, MD MPH – Head of Digital Health & Data Science

Dr Granich has 25+ years experience in public health, working for national, state and local governments, the UN system, and in private sector health care delivery. He has worked on HIV, malaria, and TB disease control in the United States and in over 25 low- and middle-income countries. His experience includes posts with U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the California State TB Control Branch, the World Health Organization (India and Geneva), UNAIDS (Geneva) and for the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator for PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) where he was the Senior Technical Advisor for Care and Treatment. He is the co-author of the book “HIV, health and your community: a guide for action” that has been translated into over 20 languages and was in use in over 30 countries. He has published over 100 scientific articles focusing on HIV, TB, COVID, health policy and economics, and human rights. He has a BA in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, an MD, and dual post-graduate residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He also has an MPH in Epidemiology and completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. He is a retired Captain in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).

As Head of Digital Health and Data Science at Vestergaard, he is focused on using new mobile technologies, to crowd-source data to improve disease control and development. Other areas of interest include the application of blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to address major public health issues. He is convinced that future digital health technologies coupled with community engagement will help improve the health and well being of millions of people.