Kate Schroder

Published February 13th, 2018

Kate Schroder is the Vice President of the Essential Medicines program at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she is responsible for increasing use of pediatric diarrhea and pneumonia treatment across five high-burden countries. When the Essential Medicines program launched in mid-2011, the initial focus was on diarrhea; once there was strong track record of increasing diarrhea treatment rates at scale, the focus expanded to include pneumonia treatment, starting in 2015.

Ms. Schroder joined CHAI in 2007 as the first Country Director for the CHAI Zambia office where she led the launch of programs in Pediatric HIV, Human Resources for Health, and a donation of commodities. From mid-2009 through mid-2011, Kate was the Director of CHAI’s global Pediatric HIV Initiative, where she led multi-country efforts to improve parity between adult and pediatric HIV treatment rates and to expand access to timely, quality infant diagnosis.

Prior to CHAI, Kate worked in several research and consulting roles at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC, leading best practice operations research for a membership of over 2500 hospitals and healthcare organizations. She also spent three years working in legislative affairs and health policy for US. Senator Evan Bayh and for the City of Cincinnati.

Ms. Schroder received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Business Certificate from Indiana University, and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.