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Dr. Oliver Rothschild is a social entrepreneur focused on creating innovative solutions to challenges in global health and education. He currently works as a co-founder of Kepler, an initiative to reinvent college in the developing world. Prior to Kepler, Dr. Rothschild worked in rural Rwanda as Deputy Director of Partners in Health-Rwanda under Dr. Paul Farmer, helping to manage a network of hospitals providing care to more than 10 percent of Rwanda’s population.
Domestically, Dr. Rothschild served most recently served as Chief of Staff for the Massachusetts Medicaid program, working with the Director to lead strategy and policy for the $13 Billion insurer. He joined Mass Medicaid from McKinsey and Company, where he advised private sector healthcare clients as well as non-profits and foundations on operations, strategy, and finance.
Dr. Rothschild worked with the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at Columbia University under Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and at the Clinton Foundation, where he supported the launch of Rwanda’s first national pediatric HIV program. Outside Rwanda, he has worked in health and economics at the United Nations in Paris and in medical research studying infectious disease at Rockefeller University in New York.
Dr. Rothschild co-founded Generation Rwanda, a nonprofit organization that expands access to higher education in Rwanda and seeks to develop service models that can be deployed across the developing world. He holds an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine.