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Raj Panjabi

Former Special Assistant to President Biden & Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House; Founder of Last Mile Health & Health Equity Advocate

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Raj Panjabi Biography

Recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, The Honorable Raj Panjabi is a renowned physician and entrepreneur who formerly led President Biden’s pandemic office at the White House National Security Council.

Dr. Panjabi served in the Biden-Harris Administration from February 2021 to August 2023. Dr. Panjabi served as Special Assistant to President Biden and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House. As the President’s top pandemic official at the National Security Council, he worked to execute federal policy to protect America and the world from infectious disease threats. He helped lead the U.S. strategy for the largest global vaccination campaign in history against COVID-19 and responses to outbreaks of Influenza, Mpox, Ebola, Polio and Marburg. Panjabi also oversaw White House efforts to prevent the next pandemic. Nationally, he played a lead role in implementing the National Biodefense Strategy, American Pandemic Preparedness Plan, President's Bioeconomy Executive Order, and the PREVENT Pandemics Act, laying the foundation for a new White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy. Globally, Panjabi played a lead role in implementing the U.S. Global Health Security Act, scaling U.S. partnerships to over 50 countries, developing the President’s COVID-19 and health security initiatives with the G7 and G20, and coordinating U.S. policy on the World Bank's Pandemic Fund, World Health Organization's Pandemic Accord and the United Nations' Biological Weapons Convention.

Previously, Dr. Panjabi was appointed by President Biden as the President's Malaria Coordinator, leading the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), implemented by U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PMI has invested billions of dollars to protect hundreds of millions of people at risk of malaria across 30 countries. At PMI, he oversaw U.S. efforts to help launch the world’s first malaria vaccine, invest in community health workers, and create a five-year strategy to help the world prevent 1 billion malaria cases.

Prior to serving in the Biden-Harris Administration, Panjabi was Advisor to former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her role as co-chair with Former Prime Minister Helen Clark of the World Health Organization’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Between 2007-2021, Panjabi co-founded and served as CEO of Last Mile Health, an award-winning non-profit organization that works to save lives in the world's most remote communities. Today, Last Mile Health supports thousands of health workers serving millions of people across Africa and trains community health leaders around the world. Part of the Harvard University community since 2008, Dr. Panjabi has served as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity. Between 2019-21, he served on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Social Innovation and Change Initiative.

Panjabi was named by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2016 and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2018. In 2015 and 2017, he was listed in the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune. He is a recipient of the 2017 TED Prize, the Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named a Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum. In 2017, President Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia recognized Panjabi with Distinction of Knight Commander of the Most Venerable Order of the Pioneers, one of the country's highest civilian honors. In 2023, he received the Dean's Medal, the highest recognition the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health confers on public health leaders.

Panjabi has served on the boards of Doctors for America, Echoing Green, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Foundation, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the Skoll Foundation and Last Mile Health, where he is President Emeritus. He has also served on the U.S. board constituency to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and on the U.S. Interagency Advisory Council for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Panjabi has delivered hundreds of speeches, lectures and presentations and authored numerous publications in the scientific and popular press. Panjabi received an M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, trained in internal medicine and as a clinical fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and received a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University as a Sommer Scholar.

Panjabi's parents migrated from India to Liberia, where Panjabi was born and raised. After civil war broke out in Liberia in 1989, Panjabi and his family fled and were resettled in the United States of America. He now lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. area.

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  • Dr. Raj Panjabi Warns COVID-19 Could Cause "Viral Apartheid"

    As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world’s poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and prevention measures, a scenario he calls “viral apartheid.”

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    Speaking fees for Raj Panjabi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Raj Panjabi are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Raj Panjabi, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    Raj Panjabi generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Raj Panjabi’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Raj Panjabi for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raj Panjabi for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Raj Panjabi or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Former Special Assistant to President Biden & Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House; Founder of Last Mile Health & Health Equity Advocate

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Raj Panjabi Biography

Recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, The Honorable Raj Panjabi is a renowned physician and entrepreneur who formerly led President Biden’s pandemic office at the White House National Security Council.

Dr. Panjabi served in the Biden-Harris Administration from February 2021 to August 2023. Dr. Panjabi served as Special Assistant to President Biden and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House. As the President’s top pandemic official at the National Security Council, he worked to execute federal policy to protect America and the world from infectious disease threats. He helped lead the U.S. strategy for the largest global vaccination campaign in history against COVID-19 and responses to outbreaks of Influenza, Mpox, Ebola, Polio and Marburg. Panjabi also oversaw White House efforts to prevent the next pandemic. Nationally, he played a lead role in implementing the National Biodefense Strategy, American Pandemic Preparedness Plan, President's Bioeconomy Executive Order, and the PREVENT Pandemics Act, laying the foundation for a new White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy. Globally, Panjabi played a lead role in implementing the U.S. Global Health Security Act, scaling U.S. partnerships to over 50 countries, developing the President’s COVID-19 and health security initiatives with the G7 and G20, and coordinating U.S. policy on the World Bank's Pandemic Fund, World Health Organization's Pandemic Accord and the United Nations' Biological Weapons Convention.

Previously, Dr. Panjabi was appointed by President Biden as the President's Malaria Coordinator, leading the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), implemented by U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PMI has invested billions of dollars to protect hundreds of millions of people at risk of malaria across 30 countries. At PMI, he oversaw U.S. efforts to help launch the world’s first malaria vaccine, invest in community health workers, and create a five-year strategy to help the world prevent 1 billion malaria cases.

Prior to serving in the Biden-Harris Administration, Panjabi was Advisor to former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her role as co-chair with Former Prime Minister Helen Clark of the World Health Organization’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Between 2007-2021, Panjabi co-founded and served as CEO of Last Mile Health, an award-winning non-profit organization that works to save lives in the world's most remote communities. Today, Last Mile Health supports thousands of health workers serving millions of people across Africa and trains community health leaders around the world. Part of the Harvard University community since 2008, Dr. Panjabi has served as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity. Between 2019-21, he served on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Social Innovation and Change Initiative.

Panjabi was named by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2016 and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2018. In 2015 and 2017, he was listed in the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune. He is a recipient of the 2017 TED Prize, the Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named a Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum. In 2017, President Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia recognized Panjabi with Distinction of Knight Commander of the Most Venerable Order of the Pioneers, one of the country's highest civilian honors. In 2023, he received the Dean's Medal, the highest recognition the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health confers on public health leaders.

Panjabi has served on the boards of Doctors for America, Echoing Green, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Foundation, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the Skoll Foundation and Last Mile Health, where he is President Emeritus. He has also served on the U.S. board constituency to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and on the U.S. Interagency Advisory Council for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Panjabi has delivered hundreds of speeches, lectures and presentations and authored numerous publications in the scientific and popular press. Panjabi received an M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, trained in internal medicine and as a clinical fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and received a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University as a Sommer Scholar.

Panjabi's parents migrated from India to Liberia, where Panjabi was born and raised. After civil war broke out in Liberia in 1989, Panjabi and his family fled and were resettled in the United States of America. He now lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. area.

Raj Panjabi Videos

  • No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi
    Illness is universal — but access to care is not. Physician Raj Panjabi has a bold vision to bring health care to everyone, everywhere. With the...
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Convocation 2023
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Convocation 2023
  • A Fireside Chat with Dr. Raj Panjabi on the National Biodefense ...
    Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security on Wednesday October 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET ...

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  • How do I book Raj Panjabi to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Raj Panjabi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Raj Panjabi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Raj Panjabi or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Raj Panjabi

    Speaking fees for Raj Panjabi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Raj Panjabi are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Raj Panjabi, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Raj Panjabi speak about?

  • Where does Raj Panjabi travel from?

    Raj Panjabi generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Raj Panjabi’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Raj Panjabi for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raj Panjabi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Raj Panjabi or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Raj Panjabi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Raj Panjabi for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Raj Panjabi generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Joel Selanikio, Patrice A. Harris, Toby Cosgrove, Marty Makary, M.D. and Rishi Manchanda. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raj Panjabi for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Raj Panjabi Speaker Videos

  • No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi
    Illness is universal — but access to care is not. Physician Raj Panjabi has a bold vision to bring health care to everyone, everywhere. With the 2017 TED Prize, Panjabi is building the Community...
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Convocation 2023
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Convocation 2023
  • A Fireside Chat with Dr. Raj Panjabi on the National Biodefense ...
    Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security on Wednesday October 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET ...
    TIME100 Talks with Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO Of Last Mile Health
    As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world's poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and...
  • Closing Health Care Gap: Ashley Judd & Dr. Raj Panjabi | TIME 100
    Closing the Health Care Gap : Ashley Judd, Dr. Raj Panjabi (moderated by Haley Sweetland Edward)
    Press Conference: A New Partnership to Deliver Last-Mile-Healthcare
    Living Goods and Last Mile Health are joining forces to announce an initiative to digitally equip nearly 50,000 community health workers in Africa and across the globe. A coalition of philanthropy...

Raj Panjabi News

  • Dr. Raj Panjabi Warns COVID-19 Could Cause "Viral Apartheid"

    As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world’s poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and prevention measures, a scenario he calls “viral apartheid.”

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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