Chief Medical Officer, ConnectWell
Michael is an internationally recognized physician, researcher, and public health professional with his work in infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and maternal-fetal health. He received his undergraduate training at Pomona College and the University of Arizona. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and conducted research at the National Institutes of Health while in medical school. After completing his graduate medical school training at Boston City Hospital, he served on the faculty at both Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine. He has lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally. He lived in Tanzania where he treated patients with HIV and tuberculosis. In 2009, Dr. Harbour was recruited to Merck and Company to assist in the development of HIV and HCV medicine development. He is an expert in medical and scientific affairs, pharmaceutical medicine development, medication adherence, and patient-centered innovations in healthcare. He held the office of Global Executive Director for Infectious Diseases within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at Merck. He now serves as the Chief Medical Officer of ConnectWell, a public-private partnership with UC Berkeley School of Public Health, which is transforming its vast library of health and education information for the digital age. He was an invited guest by President Barack Obama to the White House for World AIDS Day 2015 in recognition of his work and achievements. He has been an invited guest to the World Health Organization in Geneva for work on maternal heatlh. He has recently completed a master’s in Public Health at University California at Berkeley with emphasis on population health and public policy. He continues to practice HIV/AIDS medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford affiliated hospital, and lectures at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a recipient of Joseph and Rose Kennedy Scholarship for Bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University as well as the recipient of the AIDS Coalition of Silicon Valley Achievement Award.