JSI: The First 40 Years

The legacy of Joel Lamstein
Founder & President, JSI & World Education

The president of JSI and World Education, Joel Lamstein.

Joel Lamstein founded John Snow, Inc. with Norbert Hirschhorn, M.D. in 1978. He was the president of JSI and the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. through 2021. Joel was also president of World Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people experiencing poverty through education, economic, and social development programs. 

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Joel worked at IBM before attending the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 1973, he co-founded Management Sciences for Health. Joel is an adjunct senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health and an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. 

Joel serves as chair of the board of Seed Global Health and the advisory council of the Children’s Health Fund in New York. He is also chair of the dean’s advisory board at Boston University School of Public Health. He has also served on the board at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Joel was on the board of the Global Health Council from 2004 until 2012. 

To launch this next phase, Joel will be an adjunct professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, travel around the south with his wife Sarah, and spend time with his grandchildren.

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