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Managing Director, Supply Chain Management Michelle Gardner

Currently a managing director with the Supply Chain Management Division, Michelle Gardner is a public health professional with 25 years of experience in technical assistance, business development, leadership, and management. She has a background developing and overseeing programming in reproductive health, maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS, focusing on public and private sector system strengthening. Previously, Michelle was senior vice president of the Global Health Division and chief of party on the USAID/Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health – Phase 2 project. Before joining Chemonics, she worked with PATH, the World Health Organization, and the Population Council in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand, leading public health research and technical assistance programs. Michelle holds a master’s degree in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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3 Questions with Michelle Gardner: The Future of Global Health

What innovation in the health sector are you most excited about right now? First, I think it’s important to define “innovation,” as I think it has become an overused and misunderstood term. I side with the view which USAID and others in development and humanitarian assistance have put forth. That is, innovation is something —…