Dr. Uzma Alam is a global health professional, researcher, and entrepreneur; with a Ph.D. and an MPH from Yale University. Her work focuses on global health program strategies and the use of data and innovation to inform and influence policies and programs. Through this, she hopes to bring equity to some of the most vulnerable communities worldwide in a bid to drive social change. Her work has appeared in scientific journals, global media outlets, international podcasts and has gained several accolades, including citation by President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Dr. Alam has international experience working across four continents with roles of increasing responsibility in academic institutions, private sector organizations, corporate foundations, and governmental agencies. She is the former secretary of the Association of Women in Science, editor of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, grant reviewer for the U.S Army Centre for Environmental Health, and advisor for the Kenya Ministry of Health target-setting metrics for non-communicable diseases.
She serves as a board member of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health, a reviewer for the British Medical Journal, is a partner with the Africa Institute for Health Policy, and is on the African Union /Africa CDC technical working group for the COVID-19 pandemic.