Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith is a Market Dynamics Officer with PATH’s Market Dynamics Department. In this role, Lisa provides analytical and strategic support for PATH programs and partner organizations that are working to develop healthy markets for innovative health care products in low- and middle-income countries. Her support on projects often includes compiling market landscapes, conducting cost analyses, developing product forecasts, modeling future need against existing supply capacity, serving as a liaison with manufacturers, and designing potential market strengthening interventions.

Prior to joining PATH, Lisa helped develop scalable and sustainable models for global health delivery and supply chains with the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan. During her tenure at WDI, she led technical work in global market dynamics for healthcare with specific expertise in the therapeutic product markets for tuberculosis, malaria, and diarrheal disease. She led a project to systematically collect, synthesize, and analyze market information in order to make recommendations for improvements to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) markets for malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS medicines. This work required extensive engagement with industry to assess the sufficiency of available API supply in terms of total capacity, quality, and affordability. Lisa holds an MPH with a Certificate in Global Health and an MSW in Policy and Evaluation from the University of Michigan. She has a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and German from Hope College.



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