Adrienne Mendenhall works toward improving human health, on projects spanning sectors and industries. Her expertise and passion enable collaboration and innovation in the fields of climate change, global health, and financial inclusion.
With a background in public health and clinical care settings, Adrienne works to forge new partnerships that increase access to high-quality, affordable care. She applies a patient- and community centered approach to her work with industry, government, and development organizations. Focusing on the nuanced determinants of health and healthcare access, she explores the complex dynamics that underlie health policy and influence decision making—from communities to national health systems.
Adrienne specializes in conceiving strategy, building networks, devising and launching novel platforms for advocacy and innovation, and developing messaging that resonates with a diverse range of audiences. She advises governments, life science organizations, and technology companies on the use of data and technology for universal health coverage; on creating an enabling regulatory environment; and on designing and launching innovation programs. She has advised on the role of central banks in innovative health financing and has created forums for inter-governmental coordination that strengthens health systems and promotes health equity. With an emphasis on aging and healthy longevity, financing, health services, digital health, and the impacts of urban design and climate change on health, she brings an understanding of community needs to global health challenges.
Adrienne received a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and her Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Minnesota.
University of Minnesota, M.P.H., Maternal and Child Health
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, B.S., Community Health
- C&M International
- Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
- Healthcare Financing
- Health Systems Innovation
- International Government Affairs and
- Financial Inclusion