Mahlet Gizaw is an Extended Term Consultant Health Specialist in the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice Global Engagement team. Mahlet works closely with external stakeholders, World Bank country teams, and technical facilitation teams participating in Joint Learning Network(JLN) learning activities. She supports all country engagement and technical initiatives for the JLN along with serving as the focal point for the Reimagining Primary Health Care Collaborative and the upcoming Digital Health Collaborative. Mahlet joined the World Bank as an Africa Fellow in January 2022 and has worked on Human Resources for Health Policy and the Future of Medical Work Case Studies in Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mahlet was an assistant policy researcher at RAND Corporation, where she worked on health intervention evaluation studies for HIV and mental health in Uganda, Malawi, and the US. Prior to that, she was a research scientist at Precision Health Economics (now PRECISIONheor), where she conducted qualitative and health economics outcomes research on pharmaceuticals in the US.
Mahlet holds a Ph.D. and an MPhil in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an MS in Global Health and Population Studies from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.