2015 Instructors

Roderick King
Roderick K. King, MD, MPH, FAAP

CEO, Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Instructor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholar, U.S. Department of State


Dr. Roderick K. King is currently faculty in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School Senior Faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Solutions and a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholar.

His academic work/teaching and key consulting roles focus on improving the health of underserved communities via leadership and organizational development, and human capital development. In particular, Dr. King has worked to improve the health of communities nationally and internationally via training and facilitating collaborative leadership efforts to support leaders in creating aligned actions and measurable results for underserved communities. Prior to his current work, Dr. King was the New England Regional Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and former Senior Advisor to the Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA.

Dr. King earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College with honors in research. Upon completing a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. in 1995, he received the Teachers for Africa Award and served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa providing public health instruction to those providing care to populations in rural areas. In 1997, Dr. King was selected for the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy Program where he completed his Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2006-2009, King was selected as the first Inaugural Fellow for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) National Academy of Sciences where he served on the Board on Global Health and on the study committee that developed the report, “The US Commitment to Global Health- Recommendations for the Public and Private Sector.”

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David Patiel 
A. David Paltiel, MBA, PhD

Professor, School of Public Health
Professor, School of Management
Yale University


Dr. Paltiel aims to promote a reasoned approach to choices in the health sector. As an expert in the field of pharmacoeconomics and disease modeling, he has published on the cost-effectiveness of a variety of medical technologies, pharmaceutical products, and public health activities. He has advised both industry and government on issues of health resource allocation and decision making. Professor Paltiel is the recipient of research grant support from the National Institute on Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Paltiel earned an undergraduate degree from McGill University, a Master of Business Administration and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

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