Sangeeta Tripathi, MPP


Sangeeta Tripathi joins the UGHE faculty with more than a decade of work in global health equity, health system transformation, and a deep belief in the possibility of a more just world. Over the course of her career, she has worked on the rapid acceleration of pediatric HIV treatment and on strategies to scale the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (pMTCT) with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), UNICEF, and the WHO – primarily in francophone Africa. She has focused on working with Ministries of Health, partners, and local health workers to build ever-more responsive and impactful programming at the sub-national, national, and global levels.

In recent years, Ms. Tripathi has focused on health system transformation through health worker capacity building, in partnership with Ethiopia’s national CEMONC training program and Spark Health Africa (Nigeria, Kenya).

Ms. Tripathi currently serves as the Director of Strategy and Operations of the UCSF HEAL Initiative, a two-year capacity building program, training over 100 front line health workers– almost half of whom are Navajo/Diné or are from low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Ms. Tripathi earned her Bachelors in International Development from Brown University and her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School but has learned the most from working alongside and in support of public sector workers on the African continent. Ms. Tripathi believes deeply in strengthening health workers in order to address structural injustices and to transform their health systems.