Infectious diseases doctor and medical anthropologist. He is a founding director of Partners in Health and a professor at Harvard Medical School. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Farmer served as the U.N. deputy special envoy for Haiti working under former President Bill Clinton. He currently serves as the special adviser to the United Nations on community-based medicine and is also on the board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative. His books include Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues.