Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD, EMPA

Dr. Cancedda assumed the role of BUP Director and Strategic Advisor for Academic Partnerships in Global Health on July 1, 2018. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Departments of Medicine, and of Global Health and Social Medicine, and was Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Cancedda received his MD and PhD in Immunology from the University of Genoa, Italy.  He also trained clinically in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and in infectious diseases at the Washington University in St. Louis and is U.S. board certified. Lastly, Dr. Cancedda earned an Executive Master in Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cancedda has an extensive background in global health leading teams throughout sub-Saharan Africa. He served for four years as Partners In Health's (PIH) Director of Training and Medical Education in Rwanda. In this role, he was one of the chief architects of the Human Resources for Health Program (HRH), an innovative health professional training initiative that successfully built the health workforce in Rwanda through coordination among 22 participating US academic institutions. Dr. Cancedda has also served as Executive Director of the PIH Ebola Response in Sierra Leone, and most recently as the principal investigator of the Resilient and Responsive Health System Initiative (RRHS) in Liberia. The RRHS seeks to support Liberian and US academic institutions during the implementation of the Health Workforce Program; a health professional training initiative inspired by the HRH Program in Rwanda. In support of these many activities, Dr. Cancedda has built an impressive record of securing grant funds as well as philanthropic contributions.