Debi Hoege, MPH
Program Manager, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Debi Hoege is the program manager for the Center for Innovation in Global Health. Hoege has more than a decade of experience in strategic project management and the implementation of global health programs at both the community and headquarters levels. Her primary focus has been supporting the rollout of complex HIV programs in East and Southern Africa, as well as Central America.
Hoege’s career in global health began at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where she supported the interagency rollout of President Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) across 42 countries. Since then, she managed a SAFE Water project randomized controlled trial in western Uganda, served as Country Lead for Eswatini, Lesotho and Uganda (combined funding envelope of $441 million in 2015) at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) headquarters at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, and collaborated with key stakeholders at partner organizations, district-level health officials and ministries of health implementing HIV programs in Eswatini, Lesotho and Tanzania to complete a human resources for health (HRH) inventory as part of the USAID HRH2030 activity. Most recently, she provided critical project management support for the multi-million-dollar HIV-1 recency testing project at ICAP at Columbia University, which oversaw the establishment of recent infection surveillance systems across 13 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Central America.
Hoege holds a M.PH. degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, as well as a B.A. degree in International Relations from Boston University.