Vanessa Kerry

Vanessa Bradford Kerry, MD, MSc, is a critical-care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and co-founder and chief executive officer of Seed Global Health, a nonprofit that focuses on the power of investing in health for social well-being, economic growth, equity which transforms countries. Seed's impact is rooted in its unique leveraging model that provides better healthcare but also catalyzes change in health systems. A physician and associate director of global health at Massachusetts General Hospital, Kerry directs the Global Public Policy and Social Change program at Harvard Medical School, examining links between security and health. She is the mother of a four- and seven-year old.


Zambia's Cholera Outbreak Rings Warning Bells on Climate Change

Cholera spikes are one of many signs foretelling the rapid emergence of climate-sensitive diseases


A Turning Point on Climate Change and Health

COP28 presents an historic opportunity to transform the response to the effects that climate change has on health.


In Africa’s COVID-19 Response, Strive, Don’t Settle

Broad and equitable health systems could finally be within reach for African countries—closer than the world realizes