2020 Leadership Journey Project: Strengthening Gender Equality & Improving Malaria Outcomes
Deepika Kandula is the Director of Malaria Program Support at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). In this role, she oversees CHAI’s malaria work in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America and Hispaniola and manages a cross-cutting team that provides strategic and management assistance to national malaria programs with the aim of catalyzing improvements in government-owned systems, analytics, planning, and evidence-based decision-making to sustainably reduce malaria morbidity and mortality.
Before joining CHAI in 2010, Deepika worked in the private sector where she managed the development and implementation of social marketing and health education initiatives at a NYC-based health communications firm. She began her career as a Public Health Epidemiologist at the NYC Department of Health, Office of AIDS Research. Deepika received her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and exploring new places with her husband and 2-year old daughter.