Richard J. Derman MD, MPH, FACOG has served in academic leadership positions at four leading US institutions. He presently is the associate provost for global affairs, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and director of global research at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Dr. Derman’s professional career was in part directed by having served as a Peace Corps physician in India. His commitment to global health evolved into having achieved positions as president, CEO, or senior consultant in the broad areas of medical communication, drug and technology development, not-for-profit global granting organizations, and currently as an academic leader in global health research.
His work in addressing the leading causes of maternal and neonatal/infant mortality and morbidity in low and middle-income countries has been widely recognized. Dr. Derman’s recent research and subsequent publications have proven instrumental in scaling up global initiatives for clinical conditions such as postpartum hemorrhage, iron deficiency anemia, and the prevention of preterm birth.