Wendy Taylor

Director
Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact
USAID

Wendy Taylor

Director
Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact
USAID
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Biography

Wendy Taylor is Director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a center of excellence applying innovative, business-minded approaches to accelerate the development, introduction and scale-up of priority global health innovations.  Joining the Administration in 2010, Ms. Taylor created and built the Center; spearheaded several Grand Challenges to globally crowd source groundbreaking solutions to tough health challenges, including the successful Saving Lives at Birth and Fighting Ebola Grand Challenges; and created multiple public-private partnerships.  She has worked for the last 20 years identifying market-based solutions to address diseases and conditions of poverty.  In 2004, she founded Bio Ventures for Global Health (BVGH).  She also held senior positions with Malaria No More and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). She received a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.A. from Duke University. 

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