Jeff Bernson, MPH, MPA, leads PATH’s technology development, commercialization, and market innovation functions, encompassing diagnostics, medical devices, data and analytics, and digital products. As chief data officer, he also assists the organization in curating and using data as an asset to shape more efficient operations and impactful projects.
Mr. Bernson joined PATH in 2008 and brings more than 18 years of experience in designing and implementing programs, products, tools, and systems that measure and improve evidence-based decision-making by health service delivery practitioners working in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Mr. Bernson promotes the relentless use of visual analytics, dashboards, and data products to improve project management, measurement, research, and knowledge management standards and practices across PATH’s global projects and operations.
Mr. Bernson has assembled cross-functional teams made up of disease specialists, policy experts, data engineers, visualization experts, methodologists, statisticians, storytellers, researchers, and technologists to solve some of the most vexing global health challenges. He designs projects that integrate data and digital products and capacity interventions into national and global health systems and promotes the use of data for decision-making across multiple health areas, including reproductive health, HIV prevention, and malaria elimination in Kenya and Zambia. Mr. Bernson has also led the creation of private-sector partnerships with the digital and data tech sectors that have led to award-winning programs in malaria elimination.
Before coming to PATH, Mr. Bernson designed, implemented, and evaluated programs focused on behavior change communication, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and capacity building at Chemonics and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
Mr. Bernson earned his MPH and MPA from the University of Washington in Seattle.