Dr Ana Amaya


Distance Learning Lecturer

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

Ana is a specialist on multi-level governance for health. Her research has entailed understanding the impact of new global health institutions on the health systems of low- and middle-income countries, most recently examining regional organizations in the Global South. Other areas of expertise include: the politics of global health; health diplomacy; health system strengthening; the sustainability of development aid for health; and Global Health Partnerships. 

Ana completed a Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy degree from the Department of Global Health and Development at LSHTM. Her dissertation explored the transition to sustainability of Global Fund financed HIV/AIDS projects in Peru. She also holds Master in Public Health in Global Communicable Diseases and a Certificate in Epidemiology from University of South Florida (USA), as well as a Bachelor in Science summa cum laude with a major in Integrative Biology and minor in Anthropology from University of Florida (USA).

She was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Health Systems Global for the 2020-2024 period. In the past, she has also worked for several international organisations and universities, among these Pace University, the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); Overseas Development Institute (ODI); UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (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.


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


  • Module Organiser and Session Contributor, Issues in Global Health Policy, Global Health Policy Distance Learning MSc. (2012-Present)
  • Tutor, Health Policy, Process and Power, Public Health Distance Learning MSc. (2013-Present)
  • Examiner and assesor for Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in High and Middle-income Countries (2010-2011)
  • Seminar Leader, Health Services Module (2009-2010)


Ana's main research interests relate to global health governance and diplomacy, regional health policies, global health partnerships, sustainability of aid, and health system strengthening, primarily concerning low and middle income countries.

Research Area
Health care financing
Health policy
Health systems
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Global Health
International comparisons
Policy analysis
Social Policy
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