Erika Linnander

Senior Technical Officer Global Health Leadership Institute and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

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School of Public Health: Health Policy & Management


Erika Linnander is the senior technical officer at Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute, where she provides technical leadership across GHLI’s education, research, and applied quality improvement programs in Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, Ms. Linnander teaches financial management, health economics, quality improvement and strategic problem solving in GHLI’s certificate and master’s-level education programs. She is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) and a steering committee member with Yale’s Global Health Justice Partnership. She has facilitated health management programming in a variety of hospital and health system settings, including efforts in China, Egypt, India, Liberia, Rwanda, and South Africa.

Ms. Linnander received her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.


  • Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program Rwanda (2012)

    GHLI joined universities across the U.S. to support the Rwandan Ministry of Health's Human Resources for Health Program to develop skilled workers to meet the country's health care delivery needs. The program aims to build the capacity of Rwandan universities and teaching hospitals to develop a...

  • Ethiopia Health Extension Program Ethiopia (2011)

    The cornerstone of Ethiopia's primary care system is the Health Extension Program. GHLI works with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Harvard School of Public Health and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to facilitate the development of a long-term strategic plan for primary care in Ethiopia....

  • Tanzania, Ghana, and Mozambique, Project Last Mile Ghana; Mozambique; Tanzania (2011)

    Through Project Last Mile, GHLI examines how private and public sectors can work together for the benefit of the local population. We have teamed with supply chain experts in the Coca-Cola system and the country's Medical Stores Department (MSD) to improve access to critical medicines in more than...

  • Egypt, Hospital Strengthening Initiative Egypt (2009 - 2011)

    From 2009 to 2011, GHLI and the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) partnered to establish the Hospital Strengthening Initiative to improve hospital care for patients with cardiovascular disease. GHLI, the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale, and the NBE collaborated to create Egypt's...

  • United Kingdom, Health and Social Care Leadership Development Program United Kingdom (2007)

    Like many countries dealing with rising health care costs, aging populations and public calls for reform, the U.K. is making substantial changes to its National Health Service (NHS). To prepare NHS staff in leadership roles to navigate this reform, GHLI and the South Essex Partnership Foundation...

  • Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative Ethiopia (2006)

    The Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative (EHMI) launched in 2006 in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Through EHMI efforts, great strides have been made to improve hospital-based and primary care in Ethiopia with the design and...

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