Naveen Rao

Senior Vice President for Health
The Rockefeller Foundation

United States of America
Dr. Naveen Rao is Senior Vice President of the Health Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation. He leads a team focused on advancing Precision Public Health, empowering community health workers with actionable insights from data and analytic tools to accelerate progress on health outcomes in their communities. For decades, Dr. Rao has led efforts to equip health care providers with the skills, tools, and technologies necessary for success. He joins the Foundation after 25 years with Merck & Co., Inc., where he led Merck for Mothers, a 10-year, $500 million initiative to reduce maternal mortality globally and worked as Head of Medical Affairs for Merck’s Asia-Pacific region and Managing Director of Merck’s subsidiary in India.Dr. Rao is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, an American College of Physicians Fellow, and sits on the Medic Mobile Board of Directors. He represents The Rockefeller Foundation on Global Fund ATM’s Private Foundation constituency