Bob Emrey, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Bob Emrey is Chief, Health Systems Division; Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition; Bureau for Global Health; at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC, United States of America. He leads a team addressing health systems challenges in more than 85 countries. He joined USAID in 1989, serving as health management and finance adviser to USAID’s Health Office. Before joining USAID, he served as consultant adviser to countries, USAID missions and the World Bank, focusing on basic health systems in the areas of strategic planning, management and financial reform. For four years, he was Director of International Programs for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), where he led a USAID-funded project to develop metrics for health programme management. Earlier, he was a policy research specialist focusing on management information systems in United States local governments at the Public Policy Research Organization, University of California, Irvine. He began his public health career as Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service. He served in the Indian Health Program at headquarters and as Service Unit and Hospital Director at Crow-Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, Montana. He received his education in California with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College; an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley; and completed all the requirements for a PhD in public administration, except the dissertation, at the University of California, Irvine.