Emilia Carrera

DirectorHealth, The Rockefeller Foundation

Emilia Carrera serves as a Director for the Health Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation. In her role, Emilia develops and manages a portfolio focusing on responding to the impact of climate change on human health by leveraging climate information for health decision and action across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Previously, her portfolio for the Global Vaccination Initiative consisted of country-led efforts in response to Covid 19 pandemic in East and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States.

Emilia joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2019 when she started as part of the Equity and Economic Opportunity team. Prior to joining the Foundation, Emilia served at 100 Resilient Cities where she managed delivery of a resilience program in more than ten cities across Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S. Previously, Emilia worked in public and global health programs and research on HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and infant health programs in various regions. She has experience working with and in the public sector, research institutions, NGOs and private implementing partners.

Emilia received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and her B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago.

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