Jason Harris, MD, started his new role Oct. 2 as chief of Pediatric Global Health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Harris succeeds Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, chief of MGH Global Health, who led the division since its inception in 2010.

As chief, Harris is looking forward to bringing attention to ongoing MGHfC research and service initiatives in global health, such as HIV prevention in Botswana, diagnosing and treating childhood pneumonia in resource-limited setting and other important projects including his own work on cholera vaccines in Haiti and Bangladesh.

“Global health excites me, and this role presents a unique opportunity to bring attention to the great work that’s being done in the field of global health,” says Harris. “I am looking forward to connecting more people at MGHfC and MGH with global health through our overseas partners, and to bringing attention to global health issues that touch us immediately in the Boston area, including refugee and immigrant health.”

In addition to these collaborative research and service efforts in global health, Harris will continue to provide care for pediatric patients and families in Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Division of Global Health at MGHfC.

This article was originally published in the 12/15/17 Hotline issue.