Jana SmithAdjunct Instructor
Jana Smith is a Vice President at ideas42 where she co-leads the global health domain in applying behavioral science to the field. She has more than 13 years of experience developing, implementing, and scaling innovative programs and services in public health, financial inclusion, and international development with deep expertise in gender.
Before joining ideas42, Jana was the Director of Health Services for Pro Mujer where she led health programming within a global women’s development organization serving 250,000 clients in Latin America. Jana began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia.
Jana holds an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a B.S. (with honors) from the University of Richmond, with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. She has served on the Board of the Microfinance Club of New York, has consulted for the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and is a fluent Spanish speaker.