Dr. Mitchell was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Telehealth.
Marc Mitchell, Founder and President of D-tree International, and Lecturer on Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a pediatrician and management specialist who has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on the design and delivery of health care services. His current work focuses on the use of electronic clinical protocols running on mobile phones to enhance the quality and continuity of care in low income countries. Through this work he has become a specialist in the use of mobile technology to improve health care delivery worldwide. His organization, D-tree International has offices in Tanzania, Malawi and India and is a leader in the use of clinical protocols to improve the quality of health care delivery.
His research includes an NIH funded project testing the use of mobile phones to improve provider and client adherence to the widely used IMCI child health protocols, projects to develop and test clinical protocols that improve antenatal, post natal and neonatal care in clinics and the community and a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Grant that is developing new approaches to improve the rates of supervised delivery among pregnant women in low income countries. His work on HIV/AIDS funded by CDC/PEPFAR focuses on the triage of patients on ART. Dr. Mitchell began his international career as a pediatrician at a hospital in rural Tanzania, was Assistant Secretary for Health in Papua New Guinea.