Austen Davis

Austen Davis has served as an adviser on health issues in the Norwegian Development Agency (Norad) since 2013.  Austen is responsible for working on investments in diverse areas including information and accountability, maternal and newborn care, global health security and risk factors related to health (e.g. nutrition, water/sanitation, clean air, clean energy, education).  Previously Austen has worked for Medecins sans Frontieres in a range of different positions and countries and…

Peter Hansen

Peter Hansen is the Head of Technical Advice and Partnerships at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where he leads an initiative to strengthen the quality and efficiency of programs.  Previously he served as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.  He has a PhD in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters in East Asian…

Ashish K. Jha

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. is the Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, the K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San…

Sheila Leatherman

Sheila Leatherman CBE, Hon FRCP, is a Research Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health of The University of North Carolina. She conducts research and policy analysis internationally focusing on quality of care, health systems reform, methodologies for evaluating the performance of health care systems, and the integration of microfinance and community health interventions to address poverty. From 1997–2008 she worked as an independent evaluator of the impact…

Zoë Mullan

Zoë Mullan is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, The Lancet Global Health. She trained in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, before joining the publishing world in 1997 as a Scientific Information Officer with CAB International. She moved on to The Lancet in 1999, where she has worked since, variously as a technical editor, section editor, and founding editor of The Lancet Global Health.

Alexander Schulze

Co-Head, Division Global Programme Health
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Alexander Schulze, Ph.D., M.A., is a sociologist with a postgraduate Diploma in Development Co-operation. He has served as a Co-Head of the division Global Programme Health at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since July 2016. His areas of work include access to health care and medical products, social health protection and health insurance as well as health product research and development. Dr. Schulze joined the SDC as…

Kate Somers

Kate Somers is a Senior Program Officer with the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Kate started her career in public health more than 25 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America.  After leaving Paraguay, she earned her Master in Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of…

Stefan Swartling Peterson

Stefan Peterson is the Chief of Health Section for UNICEF globally, based in New York. He is a Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and, prior to that, at the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institute.  He has also been visiting professor at Makerere University in Uganda.   As a health systems researcher and medical doctor, he has done extensive field work in Tanzania and Uganda, and has worked with different ministries of…

Mariam Claeson

Mariam Claeson, M.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman Every Child at the World Bank. She was previously the Director for the Maternal Newborn and Child Health team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since July 2012.  She served as Program Coordinator for AIDS in the South Asia Region of the World Bank (2005- 2012), living three years in India. Before that, she…

Roger Glass

Director, Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

Ana Langer

Dr. Ana Langer joined the Harvard School of Public Health in July 2010 as a Professor of the Practice of Public Health (Department of Global Health and Population), and director of the Women and Health Initiative and the Maternal Health Task Force. Dr. Langer, a physician specializing in pediatrics and neonatology and a reproductive health expert, is respected as a leader in using research findings to influence policy and improve…

John T. Grove

Director of Information, Evidence, and Research
World Health Organization

Mary Dixon-Woods

Mary Dixon-Woods, FAcSS FMedSci is a fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences, and RAND Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. As Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, she leads a programme of research focused on patient safety and healthcare improvement, healthcare ethics, and methodological innovation in studying healthcare.…

Eduardo Banzon

Principal Health Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Dr. Eduardo “Dodo” P. Banzon is the Principal Health Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. He was also a Clinical Associate Professor of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine; Research Associate Professor of the UP-National Institutes of Health; a faculty member of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business; and adjunct faculty in the Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo School of Government. He champions universal health coverage…