Margaret Kruk

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Margaret Kruk, MD, is Associate Professor of Global Health in the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Global Health and Population. Previously, Dr. Kruk was Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Kruk focuses her research on health system effectiveness and population preferences for healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Kruk is particularly interested in the application of new methods, such as discrete choice experiments and systems dynamic modeling, in studying the interactions between health systems and populations in low-income countries. She works with governments and academic colleagues in several African countries, including Tanzania, Ethiopia, Liberia, and Ghana. She has published on women's preferences for maternal health care, policy options for human resource shortages, health care financing, and evaluation of large-scale health programs in low-income countries.

Prior to Columbia, Dr. Kruk was an assistant professor in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and policy advisor for Health at the Millennium Project, an advisory body to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals. She has also practiced family and emergency medicine in northern Ontario, Canada. She earned her MPH at Harvard University and her M.D. at McMaster University.