Joel Lamstein

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Joel Lamstein is the founder and president of John Snow, Inc., a global public health consulting firm, and chair of Boston University School of Public Health's Dean's Advisory Board


Joel founded John Snow, Inc. with his partner Norbert Hirschhorn, M.D., in 1978. One year later, he launched the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. In 1982, he assumed the presidency of World Education, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social development programs.  Joel also co-founded Management Sciences for Health in 1972.

An adjunct lecturer on global health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Mr. Lamstein also is a frequent lecturer on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development, and strategic management.

Mr. Lamstein received a BS in mathematics and physics from the University of Michigan, and attended the MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Mr. Lamstein is the chair of the Boston University School of Public Health’s Dean’s Advisory Board and serves on the boards of:  Physicians for Human Rights, Boston Partners in Education; SEED Global Health; and the advisory council of the Children’s Health Fund in New York. He is currently on the boards of advisors at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and has served on the board of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He was the on Global Health Council’s board of directors from 1998-2012 and served as board chair between 2008-2012.

In 2009, Joel received the CEO Social Leadership Award, an initiative 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.