Americares Senior Vice President of Global Programs Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, oversees the organization’s health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster, including its work with the uninsured in the United States, its Emergency Response team and its global distribution of medicine and supplies. Each year, the health-focused relief and development organization reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies.
Dr. Peterson has deep experience in all facets of global health, including domestic and international health policy, clinical care, administration and disaster response. She previously held positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau, the Ponce School of Medicine & Health Services in Puerto Rico and George Washington University. Dr. Peterson also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa on community development, public health training and AIDS-prevention programs. She has served on a number of international boards of directors, including the Global Fund (GFATM), GAVI, Stop TB and the Child Survival Partnership.
Dr. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. She completed her master’s degree in public health and preventive medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta.