Patty joins PCHA with an impressive 15 year track record in global health thought leadership in personal connected and digital health, both globally and domestically. She most recently served as Principal and Policy Lead for HealthEnabled, where she led the organization’s global thought leadership and advocacy, research and policy work in Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, and work with WHO to create a Global Digital Health Index and State of the World’s Digital Health Report. She was recently awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center fellowship to engage in a study which highlighted the differences between global and domestic approaches to the use of technology to improve health outcomes, increase well-being, and strengthen health systems.
Previously, Patty served as Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance, where she led the systematic assessment of the state of the field, identified key barriers and gaps, and developed and executed strategies to address these gaps with the active participation and collaboration of our constituents. She successfully designed and oversaw the implementation of a $10 million catalytic mHealth grants program funded by the Norwegian government and facilitated the creation of a comprehensive collection of over 20 mHealth-related publications.
Her academic affiliations and experience have included leadership and teaching roles at Princeton University, American University in Cairo, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Rutgers University, Columbia University, and Johns Hopkins University. She has a BA from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Health Science in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for the World Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, and co-editor of the book: mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world.