Fellowship: 2012 - 2014
Title: Innovation Advisor
Location: United States (View Map)
Maternal and Child Health
Scope of Work
Karen Clune is the Innovation Advisor in the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID. In that role, Karen provides technical assistance to support partnerships and innovation-related initiatives. Karen assists in identifying and developing initiatives, partnerships, and/or activities that support innovations in global health, including those with a maternal and child health focus. In addition, she provides technical assistance to the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge by helping to plan subsequent global challenges in coordination with the partners and Savings Lives at Birth team members.
Karen is dedicated to providing quality care to women and children in underserved communities using innovative approaches. Prior to her fellowship, she was at USAID with IT Shows, Inc. and was a Program Manager with Operation Smile. Karen also worked with Peace Corps Jamaica as a Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor and served as a Rural Health Volunteer with Peace Corps Senegal. Karen holds a MPH degree in Global Health from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.