Dr. Gabriel Seidman serves as the Director, Policy for the Ellison Institute. In this role, he leads efforts to amplify the impact of the Institute’s research and clinical work by engaging with and influencing external partners, including governments, other research institutes, think tanks, the private sector, and civil society. As part of this work, he helped launch and leads the Institute’s role in the Global Health Security Consortium, a new partnership between the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, and researchers at Oxford University supporting global institutions working on outbreak response and planning.
Dr. Seidman brings extensive experience in strategic thinking, public-private partnerships, policy design, and management to the Ellison Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, he served as a Principal at Boston Consulting Group, where he worked in the firm’s social impact and health care practices. Seidman led over 20 projects where he advised senior leaders from multilateral institutions, governments, and the private sector. Most recently, he supported international COVID health and economic response for the national COVID task forces of two different African governments. Working at the World Economic Forum, he designed and launched the Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare, a partnership focused on accelerating value-based health systems using evidence and data. This Coalition pursued programs to improve quality of care for chronic diseases at the city and state levels in North America, and now convenes organizations innovating in data-driven quality improvement around the world. On other previous projects, he secured $55M in World Bank project financing for post-Ebola recovery in Guinea, and he wrote the Lesotho Prime Minister’s Primary Health Care Reform Policy. Outside of his work in healthcare, he has also led projects on international economic development. He has published work with the World Economic Forum, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and multiple peer-reviewed journals focused on leadership, management, and policy in healthcare.
Dr. Seidman holds a Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where he was a Centennial Fellow and concentrated his studies on global health systems. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Yale University. He currently serves as the President of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Rwanda, and he volunteers with the Trevor Project in his spare time.