Deputy Division Chief for Maternal and Newborn Health in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau, and Leads the Global Health Bureau’s Engagement on Climate Chang
United States of America
Elizabeth Pleuss serves as the Deputy Division Chief for Maternal and Newborn Health in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau and leads the Global Health Bureau’s engagement on climate change. She champions cross-sectoral efforts to address environmental, social, and economic determinants of health and has managed programs focused on a variety of topics including clinical trials, tuberculosis treatment, maternal and newborn health innovations, health resilience and supply chain management.
Prior to 13 years at USAID, Elizabeth worked at a non-profit organization called Bread for the World, lobbying the U.S. Congress on hunger and poverty issues. She has a Master of Public Health and an MS in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in Anthropology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.