William A. Haseltine PhD

A life dedicated to improving human
health at every scale

In William’s career at the forefront of medical research and application, he has educated a generation of doctors at Harvard Medical School, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, and led the team that pioneered the development of new drugs based on information from the human genome. His relentless focus on delivering world-changing results led TIME Magazine to name him one of the “25 Most Influential Global Business Executives.”

Today, as the Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, William is dedicated to ensuring that quantum advancements in medical technology translate to improved health outcomes around the world.

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William A. Haseltine

William A. Haseltine PhD has a prolific career in science, business, and philanthropy around the world. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and he is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics.

He has founded more than a dozen biotechnology companies, including Human Genome Sciences, and he serves on advisory boards for numerous international entities, from the Brookings Institution to the Council on Foreign Relations. He has authored more than 200 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.

William is currently Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, Inc., as well as Chairman of the Haseltine Foundation for Science and the Arts.

Published Works


My Lifelong Fight Against Disease

Covid Commentaries Vol 1

Covid Commentaries Vol 2

COVID Back To School Guide

A Family Guide to COVID

World Class

Aging Well

Voices in Dementia Care

Every Second Counts

Aging with Dignity

Affordable Excellence

ACCESS Health International


World-Changing Organizations

Throughout Dr. Haseltine’s prolific career, he has worked with a stunning variety of impactful organizations to improve our world. To learn more about his current focus on improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare for people everywhere, please visit the ACCESS Health International website.

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