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Nagesh Borse

Executive Director

Dr. Nagesh Borse has over 20+ years of experience in global health and development. He has primarily focused on thought leadership, strategic foresight, developing organizational growth strategies, new business development, fundraising, managing large programs, providing technical guidance, and conducting research in over 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Borse started his career as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, and most recently served as Deputy Chief Health Officer at Project HOPE in Washington, DC. He has held positions at CDC, Merck, USAID, Chemonics, USP, WHO/HQ, and WHO/WPRO, focusing on responding to global crises in low- and middle-income countries. At USAID, Dr. Borse managed a $40m award annually as lead advisor for HIV Biomedical prevention products for low-income countries and served as a USAID reviewer for PEPFAR Kenya's annual budget of $500 Mn. Dr. Borse has published 25+ manuscripts/editorials, presented at 30+ global conferences, and is a co-editor/peer reviewer in multiple scientific journals. Dr. Borse holds a Ph.D. in International Health from Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Epidemiology from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, and a recently completed MA in International Relations at CSIS/Syracuse University's Maxwell School in Washington, DC. Before coming to the US, he earned a BS and Management degree from India.