Managing Global Health Challenges Guest Speakers: Jeff Richardson--VP, The AbbVie Foundation
As part of Professor Michael Diamond's "GBL HLTH 390: Managing Global Health Challenges" course, several guest lecturers are invited throughout Fall Quarter. Professor Diamond welcomes other members of the Northwestern community that are interested in attending these guest lectures.
Guest Speaker: Jeff Richardson, Vice President, The AbbVie Foundation
Jeff Richardson has been working on HIV and AIDS since 1983 either as a volunteer or professionally in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He has a BA in History, JD in Law and MPA in Public Affairs all from Indiana University. He helped create the first international philanthropic AIDS program for Abbott in early 2000. Later that year He joined the Abbott Fund as a full-time employee as the Vice President. After the recent restructuring of Abbott, Jeff is the vice president of the AbbVie Foundation. The AbbVie Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AbbVie. Jeff is constantly on the road traveling several times a year to Africa and has been an extraordinary advocate for strengthening public health systems. He is known for having coined the phrase; radical incrementalism.