For over 20 years, Christine Pilcavage has advised diverse international stakeholders in government, non-government, and grassroots organizations on business processes, cultural competence, and the application of public health and educational best practices. She has worked with USAID, various Ministries in Japanese Government, Japanese local governments, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the World Health Organization on global health and educational issues in Africa and Asia. She is skilled in collaborating with multiple partners, HIV/AIDS counseling, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. Chris has also worked with a former Senior Vice Minister of Health of Japan to promote Japanese government action on a series of critical global health issues. She is the author of “Japan’s ODA in the Global Health Sector and Global Health Governance,” a chapter in the recently published book, Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health.
Chris was born and raised in Japan, and has also lived in Cambodia, the Philippines, Kenya, and the United States. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University and B.A. in Economics and Psychology from University of California, San Diego. Before coming to MISTI, Chris was the Program and Finance Manager for a USAID cooperative agreement—the Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE)—at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She enjoys trying new restaurants and learning new and innovative yoga poses from her five-year-old daughter.