Ms. Amie Batson is leading the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative housed in the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University. Ms. Batson’s 25-year career in global health includes positions with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and PATH where she most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Applied Analytics and Learning.
Throughout her career in global health, Ms. Batson has been a leader in innovation and partnership. During her three-year appointment with USAID, she led the agency’s engagement in the President’s Global Health Initiative and launched the Child Survival Call to Action to end preventable child deaths. Her contributions to immunization and vaccine financing at the World Bank resulted in billions of dollars in new funding for global health, the establishment of GAVI and the vaccination of millions of children against polio, pneumonia, diarrhea, and other vaccine-preventable causes of death.
Ms. Batson earned a BA in economics from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the Yale University School of Management.