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Adesuwa (Aday) Adetosoye

Adesuwa (Aday) Adetosoye, PhD, MA, MPH
Director, Office of Global Health

Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Aday Adetosoye

Dr. Aday Adetosoye joined HRSA as the Director of the Office of Global Health in March 2021. 

In this role, she provides leadership, through global action, to develop linkages, foster interconnectedness, and facilitate mutual exchanges of expertise that strengthen health systems to ultimately improve and safeguard the health of Americans. 

Dr. Aday most recently worked for Chemonics International as the Managing Director of Program Strategy and Growth in the Global Health Division, where she was responsible for strategic planning and visioning for the growth of the Global Health portfolio through external engagements with key partners and stakeholders. 

Prior to Chemonics, Dr. Aday worked for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in support of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, where she served as the Executive Director of Global Health Programs in Tanzania, providing overall strategic leadership, program implementation management, and fiduciary oversight of two President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/Department of Defense (DOD) funded comprehensive HIV programs. She was also co-Principal Investigator on several DOD-funded implementation science and research protocols, reviewing outcomes and findings to inform program implementation in real time. She directed a diverse team of expatriates and host country nationals with a staff strength of more than 300, ensuring a conducive work environment to strengthen and deliver high-quality services to military and civilian populations across Tanzania.

Harnessing two decades of experience working with United States Agency for International Development, Centers for Disease Control, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and other entities serving vulnerable populations, Dr. Aday is highly skilled in program management and leadership, and fostering sustainable and effective relationships with key stakeholders at home and with host country Government officials. She has lived overseas in Tanzania and Nigeria, and has traveled extensively for work across 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Eastern and Southern Africa.

Dr. Aday holds Masters’ degrees in African Studies and Public Health as well as a PhD in Health Policy and Management. She is happily married and proud mom to two sons.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021