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Lola Adedokun

Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group

In November 2021, Lola Adedokun became Executive Director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group, a center of the Aspen Institute. Prior to that, Lola served as the Program Director for Child Well-Being and Director of the African Health Initiative at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for 14 years, where she worked to promote children’s healthy development and protect them from abuse and neglect in the United States. Under her leadership, the Child Well-being Program adopted a public health approach that takes a whole family lens as a strategy to promote children’s healthy development, prevent maltreatment, and ally with communities to create improved and more equitable outcomes for their children. Prior to her work at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, she worked as an analyst at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she was responsible for management and analysis of HIV/AIDS surveillance data. Earlier in her career, she served as an analyst at Abt Associates Inc., assisting in the implementation of several federally funded impact evaluations related to HIV/AIDS programming and research-capacity building—both domestically and internationally. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health policy and sociology from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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