My professional and academic experience spans 19 years, taking me from the front line of health service delivery as a medical doctor and/or public health specialist in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; to management of international public health programs in The World Health Organization; and to the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation to lead the technical assistance to a service delivery platform of more than 6,000 sites in 19 countries and to design and implement innovative health service delivery programs. During these years I have developed and managed a number of public health initiatives, complex health programs, health policy reforms, financing investments and health service delivery programs and widely demonstrated my capacity to conceptualize, develop, and implement important international health initiatives. This translated in creating international multi-stakeholder partnership that have been able to make a critical difference and impact the well-being of many citizens globally.
My academic experience started with medical research at Stanford University in 1997 focussing on the assessment of medical drugs for utilization in low resource settings and by underserved population – research that has been published in some of the highest impact medical peer reviewed journal. While in WHO, even if not being associated to an academic institution, it evolved in policy research when I was working in WHO where I focused on evidence based policy analysis and specifically on the classification, characterises, and typology of the evidence needed to develop policy. I was the PI of a multi-country study focussed on human resources for health conducted by a group of 70 people in 5 countries that generated novel evidence to develop WHO policy guidelines on task shifting. More recently, while working in a private foundation, my research has focussed on the generation of evidence in the introduction of broad range of health innovations in low resource settings.
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