Scott Ratzan

Scott C. Ratzan

Executive Director, Business Partners for Sustainable Development

Scott C. Ratzan MD, MPA, MA is Executive Director of Business Partners for Sustainable Development, an initiative of the U.S. Council for International Business Foundation. He has three decades of pioneering accomplishments in the U.S. and globally in health communication, health literacy, and strategic diplomacy. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives and Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy.

Before joining CUNY, he was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and has worked in multiple sectors including Johnson & Johnson, ABInBev and USAID. Earlier, he was a professor and Founding Director of the Emerson-Tufts Masters Program in Health Communication.

He is currently on the Board of Global Health for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. He has served as Co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group, as Vice Chair of the Business Industry Advisory Council’s Health Committee to the OECD, on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Well-Being and Mental Health, and on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Disease.

He has adjunct professorial appointments at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, University of St Andrews School of Medicine, and George Washington University School of Public Health.

Dr. Ratzan has an M.D. from the University of Southern California, an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, and an M.A. in Communication from Emerson College.

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