Dr. Ana B. Amaya is Assistant Professor at Pace University, Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and she also teaches at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in their Global Health Policy MSc. In addition, she was recently elected to the Executive Board of Health Systems Global, a global membership organization of researchers, decision-makers and implementers dedicated to promoting health policy and systems research (HPSR) and knowledge generation.
A specialist on global health policy and multi-level governance for health, her research has entailed understanding the impact of new global health institutions and issues on the health systems of low- and middle- income countries. Most recently, this has involved examining regional organizations in the Global South and health disparities related to COVID-19. Other areas of expertise include: the politics of global health; health diplomacy; and the sustainability of development aid for health.
Dr. Amaya has worked for several international organizations and universities, among these the UNU-CRIS; Overseas Development Institute (ODI); UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); LSHTM; and the University of South Florida. In addition, she conducted research for the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization and Committee for Development Policy (CDP-DESA) at the United Nations Headquarters.