Richard Lee Skolnik, BA, MPA

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health


Richard Skolnik has over 35 years of experience in global health policy, practice, and education. Most recently, Richard served as an Instructor in Global Health at the George Washington University, where he focused on undergraduate education in Global Health. Prior to that, he was the Vice-President for International Programs at PRB and the Executive Director of the Harvard PEPFAR Program for AIDS treatment in Botswana, Nigeria, and Tanzania. From 1976 until 2001, Richard worked at the World Bank, last serving as the Director for Health and Education for the South Asia Region. While at the Bank, Richard worked primarily on education, health, nutrition, and population in low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Richard is the author of Global Health 101, a widely used introductory textbook. Richard's research and practice interests focus largely on the costs and financing of health services in low-income countries, HIV/AIDs, TB, and nutrition.

Education & Training

MPA Princeton University (1976)
BA Yale University (1972)

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Richard Lee Skolnik, BA, MPA
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
11306 Handlebar Rd
Reston, Virginia 20191

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