Meet the Competition Super Judges 

Ambassador Jack Chow; Distinguished Service Professor, Carnegie Mellon Heinz College

Photo of Jack ChowFormer U.S. ambassador Jack C. Chow served in pioneering roles in public service and global health diplomacy. He was the first Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. He held the rank of ambassador as the Special Representative on Global HIV/AIDS for Secretary of State Colin Powell and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Science, the first U.S. diplomat of ambassador rank appointed to a public health mission. Dr. Chow led American diplomatic efforts in the establishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and in countering global infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats. In previous positions, He served as a senior official at the State Department’s global affairs office, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Public Health Service at HHS, the Fogarty International Center of NIH, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the private sector, Dr. Chow has been a consultant on global health at the RAND Corporation, McKinsey & Company, and PRTM/PwC.He joined the inaugural faculty of Heinz College’s Washington DC program, and has taught at the Pittsburgh and Australia campuses. Dr. Chow holds several degrees, including an M.P.A. in International Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and an M.D. Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Dr. Maha El Rabbat; Executive Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Health Policy Forum and Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in Egypt

Dr. Maha El Rabbat is a Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University and also serves as Executive Director for the MENA Health Policy Forum. As a Faculty member, she was the head of the Public Health Department, and is a member of the curriculum development, quality and accreditation and research ethics committees. Dr. El Rabbat served as the Minister of Health and Population for the Egyptian Government from July 2013 to March 2014. She has a medical background and holds MSc and PhD in Public Health from the Cairo University. Dr. El Rabbat carried out her postgraduate studies in the fields of health sector reform, health systems strengthening and population studies and is heavily involved in work related to those areas.