Onesky Aupont, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Medical Advisor, Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory, Center for Health Policy and Research
Dr. Onesky Aupont, a native of Haiti, has extensive leadership experience in designing policies and interventions to manage and improve maternal child health, behavioral health, and chronic illnesses in primary care. He understands — and is dedicated to overcoming — the barriers that can prevent the implementation of clinical research and quality of care improvement, particularly in developing countries. Dr. Aupont is trained in child survival, infectious diseases, and international health.
He has served as Medical Advisor at the Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory at UMass Medical School since 2008.
An Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Medical School, Dr. Aupont serves as a local Study Director of the National Children’s Study. The Medical School is one of the centers for this 25-year study, which is following 100,000 children from more than 100 U.S. counties.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School, Dr. Aupont held research posts at Harvard Medical School and served as Clinical Research Training Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also worked on immunization and community prevention programs at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Mount Auburn Hospital. Earlier in his career, he held positions at the World Health Organization, the Center de Sante de Bassin-Bleu, and the Ministry of Public Health and Population while living in Haiti.
Since 1995, Dr. Aupont’s clinical work and research interests have led to collaborations with some of the world's leading international health agencies and academic institutions. He has also contributed to global health initiatives throughout Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal, and the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic and Haiti. A major effort in these initiatives is his contribution to projects to identify the determinants of and to improve clinicians’ prescribing behavior in order to disseminate rational drug use for integrated management of child health, HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases in developing countries.
Dr. Aupont holds a medical degree from Université d’ Etat Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. At Brandeis University, he earned a doctorate in health services research and policy, as well as a master’s degree in social policy and mental health. Dr. Aupont also holds a master’s in public services from the Boston University School of Public Health and earned a diploma in applied nutrition in public health from the International Center for Children in Paris.
Onesky Aupont , M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.