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SHI Staff and Advisors

The Sustainable Health Initiative is the home for global health innovation and entrepreneurship at Yale. Both entrepreneurship and global health are highly collaborative and cross disciplinary undertakings that can address complex problems. SHI is thrilled to partner with innovation and entrepreneurship organizations and advisors across Yale to support global health innovation.


  • Managing Director

    As Managing Director of SHI, Fatema manages the planning and implementation of the SHI venture development program. In coordination with other innovation and entrepreneurship programs at Yale, this includes developing curriculum, building a mentorship pipeline, coaching new global health ventures, and participating in campus-wide innovation and entrepreneurship activities. Fatema also serves as the Managing Director of InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social entrepreneurship, based at the Yale School of Public Health. In that capacity, she works with students, faculty, staff and community members to support social ventures in health and education across the globe.
  • Executive Director, Center for Innovative Thinking

    Clare Leinweber is an experienced leader in innovation education. For over 15 years, she has mentored and taught hundreds of student innovators, founders, and joiners, helping them develop compelling ideas to solve real-world problems by creating for-profit or not-for-profit ventures and by innovating from within established organizations. She is an expert in designing innovative co-curricular programs that leverage the natural experiential learning lab environment of a diverse university campus.Throughout her university experience, Leinweber has worked closely with students as mentor, advisor, and teacher. She also brings deep experience in collaborating with faculty, staff, and alumni to design opportunities for meaningful engagement and learning. Leinweber holds a master’s degree in human development and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, both from the University of Chicago. She also holds a graduate certificate in management from the Wharton School and a master’s degree in public health from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship

    Teresa Chahine is the inaugural Sheila and Ron ’92 Marcelo Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management. She is the author of "Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship," a twelve step framework for building impactful ventures in new and existing organizations. Dr. Chahine's research focuses on developing tools to characterize and advance social and environmental determinants of health. She launched the first social entrepreneurship program in the context of public health, at Harvard University. She was also responsible for launching the first venture philanthropy organization in her home country of Lebanon, providing tailored financing and critical management support to social enterprises serving marginalized populations through education and job creation for youth and women.Dr. Chahine has published widely on financing, measuring, and scaling social impact. She has worked on social innovation and sustainable development within corporate, governmental, academic and non-profit organizations. Among these are the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Populations Fund, Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, Malaysian Directors Academy, Sichuan University, Kazakhstan School of Public Health, and Amani Institute in Brazil. She was the recipient of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's inaugural Elizabeth T. Weintz humanitarian research award in 2016 and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's emerging leader in public health award in 2017.