Joanne Peter

Director, Innovation Hub

Dr. Joanne Peter leads a multidisciplinary team that combines frontier technology, human-centered design, market-based solutions, and systems thinking to drive new models of decentralized, data-driven and person-centered care across Jhpiego’s work in 36 countries. Previously Joanne focused on supporting and championing primary care nurses, midwives and community health workers – and their connection to communities – through the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation. She specializes in the use of health technology in low-resource settings, providing philanthropic support and strategic input to a portfolio of digital health programs over the last 15+ years. During her time with the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) she helped implement scaled mobile messaging services in South Africa and India that have reached millions of mothers and babies with vital information on health, nutrition, and early childhood development. Joanne trained in Medicine and International Development at the University of Cape Town and Oxford University respectively. She has worked at, the UN Foundation and DGMT on a range of health, technology, and innovation programs. She serves on the Board of Living Goods, the advisory boards of Jacaranda Health and the Global Digital Health Index and has served on the Peer Review Committee of Digital Square.