Staff Writer l Palladium - May 23 2022
Clint Cavanaugh Joins Palladium as New Senior Director for Global Health Security

Clint Cavanaugh, MD, MPH, Palladium Senior Director of Global Health Security

Palladium is pleased to announce the appointment of Clint Cavanaugh, MD, MPH, to lead the company’s strategic efforts in global health security. Dr Cavanaugh brings nearly 20 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, including 15 years as a leader at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he most recently served as the Global Health Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS.

He brings a great depth of expertise in global strategic leadership, along with experience as a clinician, and program leadership roles in Haiti and South Africa. Dr Cavanaugh will be a critical asset to Palladium as we design, develop, and deliver programs that have a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe.

“Clint is a well-respected, mission-driven executive and brings the critical mix of expertise in strategic planning, program management, and partnership building to address some of the world’s most pressing problems in infectious diseases,” said Ricardo Michel, Palladium’s Senior Managing Partner in the Americas. “Moreover, these critical skills lead to delivering sustainable impact– which is the cornerstone of what we do at Palladium. I am very excited to engage with him closely as part of our leadership team to steward our efforts and advance our mission to deliver positive impact.”

In his role at Palladium, Dr. Cavanaugh will lead and expand the company’s global and regional health security portfolio, build innovative partnerships, and provide strategic leadership of global and regional efforts at the nexus of human, animal, and environmental health; agriculture; security; foreign affairs; and health financing.

“Palladium is very fortunate to welcome Dr Clint Cavanaugh to our team,” said Farley Cleghorn MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer. “As a senior leader in international development and health, and with infectious diseases technical, country as well as agency expertise, he will bolster Palladium’s credentials in HIV/AIDS, coronavirus response, global health security and health diplomacy. We look forward to the exciting work we will be doing together.”

As Global Director for Office of HIV/AIDS, Dr Cavanaugh oversaw a US$3.6 billion annual budget and guided and supported 50 USAID Missions to implement an ambitious plan for sustained epidemic control of HIV/AIDS by 2030. In his role there, he coordinated closely with the State Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, Peace Corps and other government agencies implementing PEPFAR. He holds a Doctor of Medicine from St. Georges University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles.

Palladium is a leading partner to USAID in its response to the coronavirus pandemic and a long-standing implementing partner for more than 25 years delivering projects to strengthen resiliency among our local partners in health policy, digital solutions for health, innovating financing, and economic growth.

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