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Joseph Betancourt

Director of the Disparities Solutions Center, Institute for Health Policy

Joseph Betancourt is director of the Disparities Solutions Center, senior scientist at the Institute for Health Policy, program director for multicultural education at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Betancourt has published on such topics as racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care; hypertension, diabetes, and cerebrovascular disease in minority communities; cross-cultural care and education; ethics; workforce diversity; and the impact of language barriers on health care. He received his bachelor of science from the University of Maryland and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. Following residency, Dr. Betancourt completed a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy and received his master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.