Sara Rossi, MPH, MPA, is an Advocacy Associate at the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). In this role, Sara supports partners in the development of country-level advocacy strategies, translating evidence into compelling messages that mobilize resources and increase political commitment to accelerate progress towards eliminating malaria, primarily in Bhutan and the Philippines. She also contributes to the planning and execution of regional and global advocacy efforts.
Prior to joining the MEI in April 2016, Sara provided analytical and operational support to a UNITAID-funded grant to scale up access to point-of-care HIV diagnostic testing in sub-Saharan Africa at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). She has five years of healthcare and international development consulting experience, including evaluation of an adolescent girls’ empowerment program in Uganda with BRAC, advocacy for removal of a value-added tax on feminine hygiene commodities in Rwanda with Sustainable Health Enterprises, and process improvement for social enterprises, NGOs, and hospital systems.
Sara has an MPH in Health Policy & Management from the Mailman School of Public Health and an MPA in Economic & Political Development from SIPA at Columbia University. She received her BA in Communication Studies and Global Studies from UCLA.