Ariel Pablos-Méndez Assistant Administrator for Global Health U.S. Agency for International Development
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez was appointed by President Obama in 2011 as Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID’s vision, guided by the U.S. Global Health Initiative, aims to end preventable child death and maternal mortality, and to catalyze an AIDS-free generation with approaches such as empowering women and strengthening health systems in low-income countries.
Dr. Pablos-Méndez is an experienced public health physician who most recently served as Managing Director at The Rockefeller Foundation leading the global health strategy on e-Health and the transformation of health systems in Africa and Asia. He first joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 1998, spearheading public-private partnerships in research and development for diseases of poverty, AIDS care in Africa, and the Joint Learning Initiative on Human Resources for Health. Dr. Pablos-Méndez also served as Director of Knowledge Management at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva from 2004 to 2007.
Dr. Pablos-Méndez is a Board-certified internist who most recently practiced as a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University in New York. He has served in various boards and international commissions, and received his M.D. from the University of Guadalajara's School of Medicine and his M.P.H. from Columbia University.