Ann Lion, Adjunct Faculty
Ann Lion, DrPH, MSPH, has 30 years of experience as a leader and manager of behavior change efforts at the global, regional, and country-level health programs both internationally and domestically. She presently also works at Abt Associates, where she is the project director for the USAID flagship health systems strengthening project which seeks to support local governments in strengthening components of their health systems to more effectively deliver disease specific services. Before Abt, Lion worked at the USG Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, where she managed a $30 million/yr portfolio of USG Global Fund technical support contracts and grants with UNAIDS, Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB, Green Light Committee, and Management Sciences for Health. Previously Lion worked as Senior Health Advisor for USAID’s office of Population and Reproductive Health. She managed the Agency’s bureau-wide Capacity Project; oversaw the $250 million portfolio focusing on the strengthening and integration of health systems at a global level; and directed project staffing, strategic planning, and linkages with other global efforts including those at WHO and the World Bank. She also managed USAID’s YouthNet project, guiding global activities to improve the reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention behaviors of youth.
Earlier as Senior Management Advisor at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), she spent seven years as the regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean where she led efforts to improve performance of health care providers in a number of LAC countries. Lion has her DrPH from George Washington University, her MSPH from University of Illinois, and her B.A. from Grinnell College.
She teaches Changing Behavior through Communication.