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Dr. Téa Collins is director of research and programs at the Global Forum for Health Research, a Swiss foundation based in Geneva. Prior to moving to Switzerland she spent several years at The George Washington University, teaching graduate courses and completing her doctorate in global health. She started her career as a physician, working as a pediatrician in Russia and her native Georgia. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Collins joined the team of reformers and worked for the Georgian government and the World Bank to restructure the health sector.
At the Kennedy School she was a presidential scholar, a public service fellow, and a Mason fellow, earning her MPA in 2005. She has published widely on issues of global health policy and practice and has spoken to audiences in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on some of the most prominent health issues today.