Joel Lamstein is founder and president of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), an international public health consulting firm. Founded in 1978, JSI now has more than 1,600 people stationed in the United States and throughout the world working to enhance the lives of underserved and vulnerable populations. He is also president of World Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic, and social development programs.
Lamstein is a senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a frequent lecturer on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development, and strategic management at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He is on the boards of advisors at Boston University Public Health School and the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Lamstein also co-founded Management Sciences for Health in 1973. He has been an advisor to numerous public health programs throughout the world on issues of public health management.
He holds a BS in math and physics from the University of Michigan and attended MIT’s Sloan School of Management.