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Coordinator, International Geneva Global Health Platform, Global Health Centre
Spoken languages
English, French, Turkish
Areas of expertise
  • Global health
  • Health systems
  • Human resources coordination
  • Gender Equality: Law and Policy
  • Sustainable development
  • HIV/AIDS science
  • Development finance in health
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Turkey



Ellen Rosskam joined the Global Health Centre in October 2022 as the Coordinator of the International Geneva Global Health Platform, convening international Geneva stakeholders across the global health community to collaborate, capture lessons, gain foresight from data insights and experiences, and seek scalable solutions to complex global health challenges.

She holds a PhD from the University of Lausanne, School of Management; a Master in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health; and a Bachelor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology.

Prior to joining the Global Health Centre, Ellen worked extensively as a global public health practitioner, technical specialist, researcher, and university professor in various international organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Center for Social Epidemiology, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund, Boston University School of Public Health, Webster University, the Global Health Centre, Bosphorus University, NGOs and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

Most recently, she led research for the Concept Foundation on the challenges for Ministries of Health in 9 sub-Saharan African countries to provide essential medicines to prevent and treat post-partum hemorrhage to reduce maternal mortality and achieve Universal Health Coverage and she managed the mercury and health portfolio at WHO for more than 2.5 years.

Ellen is a senior Strategist for Research & Global Public Health and Advisory Board Member for the Center for Social Epidemiology; Senior Advisor to AMIRRAH (NGO); member of Women in Global Health Switzerland and GENDRO; advisory board member for various journals




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