Howard Hiatt

Howard Hiatt is a widely published author, a renowned medical researcher, and a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is most known for his involvement with the discovery of RNA.

Hiatt is also a former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, past chair of medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, and co-founder and associate chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he also served as the Associate Chief of the hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity.

Hiatt holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree that was awarded to him by Dartmouth College in 2011.

Hiatt published his book Medical Lifeboat: Will There Be Room for You in the Health Care System? in 1989. Mark Rosenberg also wrote and published an autobiography of Hiatt’s life titled Howard Hiatt: How This Extraordinary Mentor Transformed Health with Science and Compassion.

Hiatt’s writings have been published in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.