Danielle Doughman, MSPH

Adjunct Faculty

Danielle Doughman, MSPH, is the program director of the Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She is a health policy and advocacy specialist with more than 15 years of experience working in health and development policy and advocacy at the subnational, national, regional and global levels. She also is an adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Previously, Doughman served as the policy manager for the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya, where she led the Synergy Unit as a part of the Policy Engagement and Communications Division. The division was responsible for knowledge translation of APHRC’s research on topics from health and education to urbanization and slums. She managed engagement with policymakers on issues central to health and development across sub-Saharan Africa and worked to improve their use of data in decision-making. Doughman wrote about her work in a 2017 chapter on knowledge brokering to strengthen African leadership in global decision-making.

Prior to her work in global health, Doughman worked in disability policy and advocacy and was a social worker with the urban poor. During her tenure as the board chair of the National Coalition Building Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, she was recognized with the Rosa Parks Leadership Award. Doughman completed undergraduate studies at Emory University and earned a Master of Science in Public Health and an additional certification in global health from the UNC Gillings School’s Department of Health Policy and Management. During her graduate studies, she was awarded a David A. Winston Health Policy Merit Scholarship.