Jeff Bernson, MPH, MPA, leads PATH’s health and technical programs, combining decades of implementation experience with technology development, commercialization, and market innovation. His passion is to help PATH’s country programs and stakeholders catalyze cost-effective, user-centered innovation by leveraging multi-sector partnerships and entrepreneurial approaches to accelerate health equity around the world.
Mr. Bernson joined PATH in 2008 and brings two decades of experience in designing and implementing programs, products, tools, and systems that improve health service delivery around the world. Mr. Bernson believes in the relentless use of analytics and insights to guide PATH’s projects and programs, helping to forge an intentional path of innovation that turns constraints into inspiration and impact.
The Programs & Innovation Division Mr. Bernson oversees is made up of disease specialists, data engineers, visualization experts, methodologists, statisticians, storytellers, researchers, and technologists working shoulder-to-shoulder with their in-country colleagues to solve some of the most vexing global health challenges. His teams strive to provide better and cheaper approaches and products that can be adapted and reinvented so more people can access a higher standard of care across multiple health areas, including primary health care, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Before coming to PATH, Mr. Bernson designed, implemented, and evaluated programs focused on behavior change communication, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and capacity building at Chemonics and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
Mr. Bernson earned his MPH and MPA from the University of Washington in Seattle.