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Shannon Hader, MD, MPH

Shannon Hader, MD, MPH

Vice President and Director, Center for Health Systems and Solutions

Dr. Shannon Hader is on sabbatical from Futures Group for one year while serving as a 2013-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellow. This prestigious program selects exceptional health professionals for a fellowship in the nation’s capital to gain experience in federal health policy-making and develop knowledge at the nexus of health science, policy, and politics. Dr. Hader is one of only six fellows to be selected for the program this year. Futures Group is supporting Dr. Hader’s participation in the fellowship.

Dr. Hader is a well-known public health and international development physician with a long-standing commitment to the HIV/AIDS response. She serves as vice-president at Futures Group. Dr. Hader has worked in a diverse range of challenging situations, from rural Mississippi to rural Russia. She has emphasized accountability, scale, and impact to build sustainable responses from Washington, DC, to Zimbabwe, where she directed the CDC office and team. In 2006 and 2007, she was senior scientific advisor and public health evaluation coordinator at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for the PEPFAR program.

As director of Futures Group’s Center for Health Systems and Solutions from August 2010 to June 2013, Dr. Hader was responsible for a global portfolio of projects and clients, delivering integrated health systems services such as research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, health informatics, and monitoring and evaluation.

Immediately prior to joining Futures Group, Dr. Hader was the director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Division of the District of Columbia Department of Health, where she led an agency and eight bureaus with a staff of 170 and a budget of over $90 million per year. She graduated from Columbia University with joint MD/MPH in 1995, and completed epidemiologic training through the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. Dr. Hader also completed training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Infectious Diseases, and has worked clinically caring for children and adults in the United States and abroad in Brazil, China, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe.