Miriam Aschkenasy

Program Director, Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project

Miriam Aschkenasy is the Program Director for the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project. She is a former Emergency Medicine physician and expert in program operations. She holds a Doctor of Medicine, Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Aschkenasy has worked extensively within academic institutions and national and international organizations executing and building new programing. She was pivotal in the creation of a new Humanitarian Public Health program at Oxfam American and Global Disaster Response division at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her work in the humanitarian sector also centered on accountability and outcomes evaluations. She currently sits on the Select Board for the Town of Brookline. Her role is to oversee operations for the IARA project, including working towards its research goals, supporting the team members in their work, and attending to all operational issues related to the program.