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Patricia Mechael

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Patricia Mechael

Patty has been actively involved in global health for 15 years with field experience in more than 30 countries, primarily in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. She has worked on research, program design and implementation, strategic planning, and policy development for mHealth and eHealth initiatives, as well as reproductive health and women's health and rights, with a broad range of institutions. Patty earned her master’s degree in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene and her PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she specifically examined the role of mobile phones in relation to health in Egypt. Prior to joining the mHealth Alliance, she was Director of Strategic Application of Mobile Technology for Public Health and Development at the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at the Earth Institute. She is also faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute, Columbia University.