Roderick K. King, MD, MPH Executive Director
Instructor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Senior Faculty, Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Solutions Center
2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program, 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. degree 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 Masters 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."