Alishya Mayfield, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alishya Mayfield, MD, MPH is the Senior Clinical Advisor on Strategy for Partners In Health (PIH), an Associate Scientist in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  She is a graduate of the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year of residency.  She also completed the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and received a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mayfield initially worked in congressional politics for five years as a legislative assistant before starting medical training. She has been working in global health since 2004, and has direct implementation experience in Rwanda, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Haiti, Madagascar, and Malawi. Dr. Mayfield joined PIH in 2007, and spent two years working on clinical programs for PIH in Rwanda. She served as PIH’s Clinical Advisor on Ebola Operations from 2014-2015, and then as their Health and Policy Advisor on Health Systems Strengthening from 2015-2017. She has spent significant time working on clinical implementation programs in areas including child health and malnutrition, noncommunicable diseases, and tuberculosis. In her current role as Senior Clinical Advisor on Strategy, Dr. Mayfield is using her combined background in public policy, medicine, and public health to develop programmatic and clinical strategy for PIH, and to strengthen key strategic partnerships for the organization.