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Global health and infectious disease physician, and Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, University of Oxford

A global health physician and social entrepreneur, Peter Drobac is the Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Centre promotes social innovation by developing talent, promoting actionable insight through research, and catalysing deep exchanges with a global community of innovators.

Peter was a co-founder and first Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda. Working at the intersection of health, education, and technology, UGHE aspires to train the next generation of global health leaders and to become a worldwide innovation hub for health care delivery science.

For over a decade Peter played a key role in the transformation of Rwanda’s health system, which has delivered unprecedented gains in population health and prosperity. As Executive Director of Partners In Health in Rwanda, Peter established community-based health system incubators that developed and scaled care delivery innovations from infectious diseases to cancer.

Peter’s academic interests include implementation science and the development of high-performing health systems. As an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, he taught global health, social medicine and clinical infectious disease. He holds a Master of Public Health from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Experience

  • 2009–present
    Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 2017–present
    Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford
  • 2014–2017
    Executive Director, University of Global Health Equity
  • 2009–2015
    Executive Director, Partners In Health Rwanda