Executive Director, Ariadne Labs
Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Asaf Bitton, M.D., M.P.H., is the executive director of Ariadne Labs, a health systems innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He leads Ariadne Labs’ efforts to design, test, and spread scalable systems-level solutions that improve health care processes, enhance purposeful interactions between patients and their providers, and impact populations at scale. He is a core founder and current vice chair of the steering committee for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, a partnership that includes more than 30 countries and the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The Global Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and others, dedicated to improving the global provision of primary health care. He has also served as a senior advisor for primary care policy at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation since 2012. There, he has helped design and test three major primary care initiatives, representing the largest tests of combined primary care payment and clinical practice transformation work in the United States. Dr. Bitton practices primary care at Brigham and Women’s South Huntington clinic, a team-based community primary care practice in Boston that he helped found in 2011. He currently serves on the Center for Strategic and International Studies Bipartisan Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S., and is an elected member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety.