Michael Reich is a Professor of international health policy at Harvard University. Dr. Reich’s research program addresses the political dimensions of public health policy. His research interests include health system strengthening and reform, access to medicines and pharmaceutical policy, and the political economy of policy-making processes. Dr. Reich has worked on health systems issues with colleagues at Harvard for over two decades, and is faculty director of the World Bank Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing. As part of this collaboration, he co-authored a landmark book on health systems, Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity. In November 2016, Dr. Reich received the Award for Lifetime Service to the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and from Health Systems Global.