Switchboard is very pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Mechael has joined our Board of Directors.
Dr. Mechael is one of the key thought leaders in mHealth. She serves as the Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance, a central convener for the mHealth community that shares tools, knowledge, experience, and lessons learned. Dr. Mechael has been actively involved in the field of International Health for 15 years with field experience in over 30 countries primarily in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. She previously served as the Director of Strategic Application of Mobile Technology at the Earth Institute and Millennium Villages Project at Columbia University, with a special focus on mHealth and telemedicine.
Dr. Mechael holds a Masters in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene (1998) and a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2006), where she specifically examined the role of mobile phones in relation to health in Egypt.
We are truly honored and excited to add Dr. Mechael to our incredible Team and esteemed Board of Directors.