Program Director, Health & Nutrition
Health & Nutrition Program

Anna Heard is the Program Director of IPA's Health & Nutrition sector program. Before joining IPA, Anna was a Senior Evaluation Specialist at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), where she directed 3ie’s HIV evidence program as well as a program for implementation research in nutrition. Anna has been working on topics related to global public health since 2004, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation and impact evaluation. Work and research interests have also included results-based financing for health, health systems strengthening, performance-based contracting for basic healthcare, and health policy research across several health service topics. She has also worked on incentives for the biotechnology industry to invest in neglected diseases. Prior to her doctorate, she worked in the biotechnology/genomics industry for six years. Anna holds a doctorate (and masters) in Global Health and Population from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and holds a BA in Biology from Williams College.