SENIOR FACULTY | Pediatrics SENIOR FACULTY | General Internal Medicine SENIOR FACULTY | Department of Health Systems Design and Global Health
Duncan Maru, MD, PHD is an epidemiologist and physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics who conducts implementation science research on strategies to improve the delivery of evidence-based healthcare interventions in Nepal. Over the last twelve years, a non-profit healthcare provider he co-founded, Possible, has developed a unique public-private partnership with the Nepali government. Within this arrangement, Possible delivers, develops, and tests innovations in integrated care delivery systems, from hospital- to home-based care. Presently, Possible conducts over 150,000 hospital visits and 125,000 home visits per year via over 375 full time employees and an annual budget of $6 million. With Possible, Duncan collaborates on scaling population health interventions in Nepal. Together, they are currently conducting a implementation research study of community health workers for maternal and child health and studies of the integration of mental health services into primary care. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, he served on the faculties of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, Boston Children’s Hospital Complex Care Service, and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Duncan graduated from Harvard College, received his MD/PhD from Yale University, and completed the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program and the Brigham and Women’s Global Health Equity Residence Program. Duncan’s work as a physician researcher and epidemiologist has generated over 50 peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of the NIH's High Risk, High Reward Early Independence Award, an NIH R34 and R21 award, a Canada Grand Challenges Stars in Global Health Award, a Canada Grand Challenges Transition to Scale Award, a USAID PEER award, and a World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He and his partner Dr. Sheela Maru, also on faculty at Mount Sinai, live in Jackson Heights with their sons Anand and Umed and parents Hansraj and Usha. He was a distance runner and triathlete growing up, and continues to run and bike wherever he can.