Dr. Joan Benson, MD, MPH

BOARD MEMBER

Executive Director, Public Health Partnerships,
Global Vaccines Public Policy at Merck

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Global public health leader at the Executive Director level measurably improving patient health through strategic partnerships that seek to prevent, manage and treat disease in middle-income countries and the developing world. 26 years combined experience in vaccines (HPV, HIV), with international experience in public health partnerships, policy, advocacy, patient access, and medical affairs, exclusively in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Top-performing executive contract negotiator at the global, regional, and national levels, collaborating to foster strategic relationships between global health and regulatory authorities, NGOs, and middle-income and developing country governments to demonstrate value, shape policy, and increase access, feasibility, and acceptability of vaccines in the developing world. 

Compassionate, dedicated collaborator with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University, MBBS (MD Equivalent) from the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, and 8 years real-world clinical experience.

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