Karen Clune is the Innovation Advisor in the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID. Karen provides technical assistance to support partnerships and innovation-related initiatives. Karen assists in identifying and developing initiatives, partnerships, and/or activities that support innovations in global health, including those with a maternal and child health focus. In addition, she provides technical assistance to the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge by helping to plan subsequent global challenges in coordination with the partners and Savings Lives at Birth team members.
Karen previously worked at USAID with IT Shows, Inc. and worked as a Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor with the Peace Corps in Jamaica. Karen holds a MPH degree in Global Health from George Washington University.