As Advisor to the World Health Organization Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, Dr. Téa Collins currently works on development cooperation and strengthening health systems for universal health coverage. Previously she advised the World Medical Association on global health issues of concern to the medical profession in collaboration with the WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance, overseeing a global campaign on immunization against influenza among physicians and other healthcare workers.
Dr. Collins is a pediatrician with a Doctorate in Global Health from The George Washington University, as well as a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She was a Presidential Scholar, Mason Fellow and Public Service Fellow at Harvard and served on the Board of Directors of the Kennedy School Alumni Association. In addition to advising on cancer control at the International Atomic Energy Agency before joining the WHO, her background includes managing World Bank and USAID-supported projects and academic work at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.