Dr Neo Tapela

Chief Scientific Officer (VP)

Neo is a physician, epidemiologist and healthcare innovator with over 10 years’ experience in health research (including outcomes), policy and program leadership. She has managed complex collaborations in the government, non-profit and academic sectors, including heading Botswana’s national program for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), directing a multi-site clinical program for an international non-profit, Partners In Health, and serving as a consultant to World Health Organisation. Most recently, Neo was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health, where she led multiple funded research projects to design and evaluate healthcare delivery models for NCDs in resource-limited settings.

Neo holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Her work has been published in over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and her role as a global health innovator has been recognised through several awards including the Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship.