Director, Global Health, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Boston, MA, USA
Cohort: Converge Academy, New York, NY, USA, 2019
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Irini Albanti is the inaugural Director of the Global Health Initiative at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Irini manages all international efforts and provides strategic and scientific leadership on the design, implementation, and evaluation of global childhood cancer programs in Central and South America, the Middle-East, the Caucasus Region, South-East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is passionate about bridging business concepts with science for social impact and applying data-driven strategies in the way we deliver social good. In her capacity as Practicum Preceptor at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, she mentors Master of Public Health students on designing and executing global health research projects in strategy, leadership, quality improvement, impact assessment, and clinical operations. She is Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certified, serves as Consulting Producer on the How I Live documentary, received the Women Leaders in Global Health Fellowship Award from Stanford University, and was an Emerging Leaders Program Fellow at UMass. Irini holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (American College of Thessaloniki), a Master of Arts in Communication (University of Miami), a Master of Public Health (Columbia University), and a Doctor of Public Health (Boston University).