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Ana Amaya

Assistant Professor

College of Health Professions

Health Sciences

  • @New York City


Dr. Amaya completed a Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy degree at the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her dissertation explored the transition to sustainability of Global Fund financed HIV/AIDS projects in Peru. She also holds Master in Public Health in Global Communicable Diseases and a Certificate in Epidemiology from University of South Florida (USA), as well as a Bachelor in Science summa cum laude with a major in Integrative Biology and minor in Anthropology from University of Florida (USA). Dr. Amaya has worked for several international organizations and universities, among these the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); Overseas Development Institute (ODI); UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); and the University of South Florida. In addition, she conducted research for the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization and Committee for Development Policy (CDP-DESA) at the United Nations Headquarters.


BS , University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida, USA
Integrative Biology

DrPH , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , London, United Kingdom
Public Health Policy

MPH , University of South Florida , Tampa, Florida, USA
Global Communicable Diseases

Awards and Honors

  • College of Health Professions, Pace University, November 2019 - Travel award
  • College of Health Professions, Pace University, April 2019 - Travel award
  • Pace University, April 22, 2019 - Kenan Faculty Development Award
  • College of Health Professions, Pace University, February 22, 2019 - Travel award
  • World Health Organization, November 11, 2018 - Conference scholarship
  • College of Health Professions, Pace University , May 22, 2018 - Travel award
  • Pace University , April 26, 2018 - Dean's Research Release Time
  • Pace University, April 04, 2018 - Scholarly Research Award
  • July 2013 - International AIDS Society International Merit-based Scholarship 2010 - Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health 2007 - Latin American and Caribbean Merit-based Scholarship, University of South Florida 2006 - Dean's list, University of Florida 2006 - President's Honour Roll, University of Florida 2005 - Golden Key International Honour Society 2005 - Tau Sigma National Honour Society 2005 - The National Dean's List


Amaya, A. & De Lombaerde, P. (2019). Multi-level health governance and health diplomacy: Regional dimensions. Regions & Cohesion.

Amaya, A., Kingah, S. & De Lombaerde, P. (2019). The role of regional health diplomacy on data sharing: The SADC and UNASUR cases. Regions & Cohesion.

Amaya, A. B. & Yeates, N. (2018). Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective. Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr (Eds.), Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare. Policy Press. , pages 320.

Samuels, F., Amaya, A. B. & Balabanova, D. (2017, May 7). Drivers of health system strengthening: learning from implementation of maternal and child health programmes in Mozambique, Nepal and Rwanda. Health Policy and Planning. Vol 23 (Issue 7) , pages 1015-1031.

Amaya, A. B., Rollet, V. & Kingah, S. (2015, December 15). What's in a word? The framing of health at the regional level: ASEAN, EU, SADC and UNASUR. Global Social Policy. Vol 15 (Issue 3) , pages 229-260.

Rollet, V. & Amaya, A. B. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 9). EU and TPNs in health governance: EU and Global Fund interaction as a case study. Contemporary Politics. Vol 21 (Issue 3) , pages 258-272.


Amaya, A. B. (2019, November 4). American Public Health Association. Sustaining the rights-based approach in times of change: The UNASUR case. Philadelphia, USA

Amaya, A. B. (2019, June 27). International Health Conference. Regional health policy in turmoil: The South American Case. Oxford University

Amaya, A. (2019, April 15). Biology Department Seminar Series. Health Policy and Global Health Governance: The effect of new actors on health systems. Pace University, New York, NY

Amaya, A. B. (2018, October 9). Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Working with the neighbors: The role of SADC and UNASUR in regional health policy. Health Systems Global, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Amaya, A. B. (2017, February 22). International Studies Association Annual Convention. Levels of interaction of regional health policy-making: SADC and UNASUR explored. Baltimore, USA

Amaya, A. B. (2017, February 22). International Studies Association Annual Convention. The ties that bind: Strengthening Science Diplomacy by understanding Health Diplomacy. Baltimore, USA

Amaya, A. B. (2016, November 15). Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Monitoring the implementation of prioritised areas of regional health policy and agreements. Vancouver, Canada

Amaya, A. B. (2016, November 14). Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Learning from the offspring: Towards a typology of health diplomacy and science diplomacy. Vancouver, Canada

Amaya, A., Yeates, N. & Moeti, T. (2015, November 4). Participatory Action Research World Congress for Collaborative and Sustainable Learning for a Fairer World. Participatory Action Research as a methodology for achieving embedded pro-poor regional health. Centurion, South Africa

Amaya, A. (2015, July 8). PRARI Policy Roundtable. Poli?ticas Regionales en Salud: La incursio?n de UNASUR en la 6 Diplomacia en Salud (Regional Health Policy: the incursion of UNASUR in Health Diplomacy). Simon Bolivar Andean University, Quito, Ecuador

Amaya, A. (2015, March 13). Contributions of global health diplomacy to equitable health systems in East and Southern Africa workshop. Developing a tool in the SADC region for policy monitoring. Johannesburg, South Africa


Dr. Amaya's main research interests relate to global health governance and diplomacy, regional health policies, global health partnerships, sustainability of aid, and health system strengthening, primarily concerning low and middle income countries.


  • American Public Health Association 2019
  • International Studies Association 2014
  • Health Systems Global 2012
  • World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows 2009
  • International AIDS Society 2009
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009
  • Research Network for Health Systems and Infection [Vice-President] 2010


  • Master of Public Health Special Task Force [Committee Chair]
  • Research Interest Group []
  • Markers of Excellence Review Committee - Teaching and Service []


  • Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Affairs [Committee Member]
  • Scholarly Research Committee [Committee Member]
  • Pace Faculty Council [Committee Member]
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