Amy McDonough. Image by Sheridan Jones McCrae/AHW

Amy McDonough. Image by Sheridan Jones McCrae/AHW

Amy McDonough

School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Carey School of Business

Program:

MPH/MBA Candidate

Ahw focus:

Communications & Coordination

biography: 

Amy joins AHW as a Global Health Equity Scholar, where she will be supporting the Alliance-at-Large in program development and strategic communications. Amy brings five years of global health program management experience, including three years working in Mbarara, Uganda. She began her time there as Global Health Corps Fellow with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and she worked for the following two years with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health, where she coordinated the construction and implementation of a piped water system and a microenterprise chicken coop project. Her experience also includes working in global health program coordination and advocacy from Washington, DC, and she recently completed an internship with the Gates Foundation’s Vaccine Delivery Team in Seattle.

Amy is passionate about increasing efficiency and effectiveness within global health programs to maximize the impact of the limited resources available, and was driven to the MPH/MBA to gain management and strategy skills to apply back to the field of global health. She was drawn to work with AHW because of its deliberate focus on health equity and the fact that sustainable global health progress will not be achieved without addressing the systemic, institutionalized inequities that deny so many people the opportunity to live healthily.

As a scholar, she is looking forward to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration that brings untraditional voices into global health conversations to accelerate progress. Amy received a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Brookline, MA, she enjoys cheering on the Red Sox, traveling, and being outdoors.