Joel Lamstein, ScM
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Joel Lamstein founded John Snow, Inc. with his partner Norbert Hirschhorn, M.D. in 1978. Joel is the president of John Snow, Inc., and its nonprofit arm, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. He also serves as president of World Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic, and social development programs. In 1973, Joel co-founded Management Sciences for Health.

Joel is a senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a frequent lecturer on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development, and strategic management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health.

In 2009, Joel received the CEO Social Leadership Award, a program funded by the Lewis Family Foundation and given by the Boston Business Journal. In 2011, he was featured in the New York Times’ The Boss profile.

Joel serves on the board of Physicians for Human Rights and the advisory council of the Children’s Health Fund in New York. He is also on the Dean’s Advisory Boards at Boston University School of Public Health, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Joel served on the board of the Global Health Council from 2004 until 2012.

Joel has advised numerous public health programs throughout the world on issues of public health management. He studied math and physics at the University of Michigan and management at MIT’s Sloan School.

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