Joel M. Mubiligi, MD, MSc

Chief Innovation & Growth Planning Officer, Partners In Health

Dr. Joel Muhoza Mubiligi seved as the Interim Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity since November 2022 until April 2024 and he has been promoted to the cross-site role of Chief Innovation & Growth Planning Officer at Partners In Health. In this role he will work in close partnership with leaders across the organization to promote a results-based management culture that focuses on strategy development and corresponding processes creation.

He holds a Medical Degree from the University of Rwanda, a Master of Science in Global Public Health from the Queen Mary University of London, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also an alumnus of the International Program in Public Health Leadership at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Joel is also a faculty and board member of the University of Global Health Equity. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Joel was the Executive Director of Partners In Health in Rwanda/IMB.  Dr Joel served as the Chief Medical Officer of PIH in Rwanda, where he oversaw all clinical service innovations and implementation research in three districts that serve a catchment area of close to 1 million people and supported the translation of best practices in the area of non-communicable diseases, mental health, Maternal and child health and Oncology into national policies and protocols. Dr. Joel has also served as the Medical Advisor to the Ministry of Health’s National Human Resources for Health program, where he supported the government efforts to improve the medical training programs at the University of Rwanda in collaboration with more than 20 U.S. institutions.