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Spread the Health Appalachia, a program of Microclinic International, was recently featured in the Pineville (KY) Sun newspaper for it's Healthy2Go initiative. Read the article here.

MCI's SVP Leslie Lang speaks about microclinics at TEDxBerkeley

Leslie Lang, Microclinic International's SVP and General Counsel, spoke at TEDxBerkeley on February 8, 2014 about the origins of MCI and social contagion as an agent of change.

Microclinic International has opportunities at two open fellowship positions, one in Qatar and one in Kentucky.

Find more information below, or download the fellowship descriptions as PDFs:



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation interviewed our founder and CEO in this week's "Faces of Public Health."

"We are pursuing what we believe is the Holy Grail of public health—how do you change behaviors that lead to major disease epidemics and how can you change those behaviors in such a way that the healthier choices spread? It’s what we call 'contagious health.”

Spread the Health Appalachia, part of Microclinics International, sponsored a cook-off at Middlesboro High School. See a report by local station WYMT-TV here.

"Over the next two years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will support the Microclinic International research team as they discover new insights about the rural Kentucky project and another Microclinic International research site in Jordan."

Read more: Could Good Health Be Contagious?

(SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2013) -- Dr. Eric Ding, the Director of Epidemiology at Microclinic International, co-authored a study on universal healthcare coverage, which appeared online in Health Policy in August, 2013. His report "Evidenced Formal Coverage Index and universal healthcare enactment" is a longitudinal study of economic, social, and political predictors of 194 countries adopting universal healthcare.

(SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2013) -- Microclinic International Founder, CEO, and President Daniel Zoughbie published a piece in the Huffington Post on Rethinking Global Public Health.

(SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2013) -- Dr. Eric Ding, the Director of Epidemiology at Microclinic International, co-authored a landmark study on “The State of US Health, 1990-2010: Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors” in the July 10, 2013 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

(SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013) -- Microclinic International was awarded a major CDC grant to promote healthier living and combat chronic disease in the Cumberland Valley Region in Appalachian Kentucky.

Leila Makarechi, the COO and SVP of Program Management at Microclinic International, spoke at TEDxColumbiaSIPA on February 15, 2013 at Columbia University in New York. In her talk titled "Contagious Health" Makarechi speaks about the how 75% of the world's population will die of chronic diseases, and what steps we can take to improve the behaviors of our social networks to reduce the impact of chronic diseases.

Microclinic International founder Daniel Zoughbie and Chief Operating Officer/VP of Program Management Leila Makarechi co-authored a chapter in the book Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation, released on March 25, 2013.

Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime, a health documentary by Kentucky Educational Television, profiles Microclinic International's Team Up 4 Health program.

See the video around the 42:40 mark for the start of the feature.

(San Francisco, CA) 25 January 2013: A.W. (Tom) Clausen, a former president of the World Bank and CEO of Bank of America, died in Burlingame, California on January 22, 2013. Mr. Clausen was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of Microclinic International, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 with the aim of revolutionizing the way deadly diseases are prevented and managed around the world. The Clausen Fellowships at Microclinic International were named in honor of Mr. Clausen and his wife Helen Clausen.

Dr. Eric Ding, Microclinic International's Director of Epidemiology, was interviewed by CCTV News on January 20, 2013 about the global obesity epidemic. He spoke about factors that drive obesity and diabetes in China and the United Arab Emirates.