Mesrak Nadew, MPH, MSc, MD

Associate Director of Special Health Projects

The Carter Center


Dr. Mesrak Nadew is Associate Director of Special Health Projects at The Carter Center, Atlanta. In this role, she leads the Center's efforts to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the Public Health Training Initiatives (PHTI) in Sudan and Nigeria. Dr. Nadew holds a Master of Public Health from Addis Ababa University-Ethiopia (2007), Master of Science in health management from The University of Heidelberg-Germany (2005), and Degree of Doctor of Medicine at Jimma University in Ethiopia (2002). Dr. Nadew's broad international health experience ranges from Primary health care to research and policy interventions. Her research interests include NCD's as indirect causes of maternal mortality and also as direct causes of maternal morbidity. Her vision is to make pregnancy and child birth safe to all women in reproductive age group. Dr. Nadew hopes to learn and apply the sound principles of public health leadership to the growing burden of NCDs in developing countries.