Watch this video on YouTube Bill's career spans Ethiopia, Alaska, Watts, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and many good years at BU culminating with the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance He will touch on various aspects of his professional life including high points, low points and lessons learned. This will lead to some observations on why so much just does not work along with some suggestions for improving results in the arena of health and development.
William J. Bicknell, MD, MPH is Professor of International Health and Family Medicine and Director of International Health Programs in the Department of Family Medicine. He founded and is Chairman Emeritus of the Department of International Health, founder of the Center for International Health and former Associate Vice-President for International Health at Boston University. Bill is a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee, serves on the Boston Medical Center Institutional Review Board and directs the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance. He has extensive program development, health sector analysis, management, financial analysis and program evaluation experience. Bill has traveled to 76 countries and has worked in 62. He is Board Certified in Public Health and licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Lesotho. Bill has held posts ranging from Senior Physician for the Peace Corps/Ethiopia, to first Medical Director of the Job Corps, Western Representative and Acting Director of the Neighborhood Health Center Program in the Office of Economic Opportunity, Executive office of the President, Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Medical Director of the Health & Retirement Funds of the United Mine Workers of America. Bill's overarching interest is making health services work better for the poor and other difficult to serve populations.
Photo: Dr. Bicknell leading a discussion with Community Health Workers in Lesotho.