Anna Carter is an associate director and senior program manager for the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) — a joint initiative of the O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University Medical Center. Carter oversees the HIV Prevention Metrics and Ethics of Big Data for Disease Prevention projects and supports the implementation of the Blantyre Prevention Strategy in Malawi.
Prior to joining CIGH, Carter served as a project manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she contributed to projects in HIV vaccine development, tuberculosis and HIV service delivery optimization, and prevention program design. Before her work at the Gates Foundation, Carter spent several years traveling and working in sub-Saharan Africa. As a medical intern in South Africa, she worked in a diverse range of clinics and hospitals assisting trained professionals in treating TB, HIV, OB-GYN, and trauma patients. She spent two years working with Pilgrim Africa in Uganda on designing the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Control Project. In Rwanda and Mozambique, she partnered with local organizations to implement community development projects aimed at fighting global health inequalities.
Carter has conducted research in the convergence of universal health care and global health security, the effects of conflict on health and pandemic preparedness during humanitarian crises, and the long-term sustainability of externally-financed HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Carter holds an M.S. in global health policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a B.A. in medical anthropology and global health from the University of Washington.