Jim Yong Kim

President, Dartmouth College, Hanover, US (by video-link)

Jim Yong Kim took office as the 17th president of Dartmouth in July 2009. The first physician to serve as Dartmouth's president, he is also an anthropologist and an expert in global health. He cofounded Partners in Health and is a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization. He held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health and served as chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and director of the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kim was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship (2003), elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (2004), and elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010). He has authored or coauthored articles for the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Science, among others, and edited and contributed to several books.


In May of 2010, President Kim launched the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science (TDC), harnessing the knowledge and expertise of Dartmouth's faculty in the arts and sciences as well as the medical, business, and engineering schools. TDC's first initiative is a new masters program in Health Care Delivery Science, focused on the discovery and analysis of innovations and real-time implementation in health care.


Earlier this year, President Kim created the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP) to improve student health at colleges and universities through the application of population health solutions. NCHIP's inaugural effort is a learning collaborative of 32 colleges and universities that work together to address high-risk drinking using quality improvement methods.

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