V. Ayano Ogawa, S.M.,
is a program officer for the Board on Global Health at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, she manages activities for the Forum on Microbial Threats and leads the forum’s One Health Action Collaborative.
Previously, she provided technical research support and led the development and execution of dissemination activities worldwide for the Global Health Risk Framework, which sets out a global architecture to counter major epidemics. Prior to the National Academies, she was a senior research analyst for USAID, where she helped country officers develop and strengthen global health programs in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ogawa worked on maternal and child health projects in the field in Taiwan (as a Fulbright Fellow), Bangladesh, and South Africa, and developed health communication campaigns designed to improve lives of vulnerable children at U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street). She holds a B.A. in public health from The Johns Hopkins University and an S.M. in social & behavioral Sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.