Program Leader, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition
Cyril Engmann, MD, FAAP, is the global program leader for PATH’s Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Program, directing more than 120 staff working in the United States, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The program’s diverse and complex portfolio of work ranges across the value chain, from research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health to implementation science and efforts to prime health solutions for scale.
Before joining PATH in 2014, Dr. Engmann led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s newborn health strategy. He remains an active, practicing physician and academic; in 2015, he transitioned to the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, where he is professor of pediatrics. Prior to that, he spent ten years at the University of North Carolina, where he was attending neonatologist and associate professor of pediatrics and maternal child health at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Widely regarded as a leader in the field, Dr. Engmann is credited with initiating a number of global efforts to improve the health of mothers, newborns, and children, including the Every Newborn Action Plan recently adopted by all 194 signatory countries of the United Nations, the Global Preterm Research Consortium, and the Kangaroo Mother Care Acceleration Group. He recently was invited to educate and conduct a US Congressional briefing on maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, and he chairs a consortium of academic and nongovernmental organizations that advises the UK Department for International Development (DfID) on their nutrition portfolio.
In various roles, Dr. Engmann has worked on a considerable number of complex, international, community- and facility-based studies, programs, and policy efforts. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, is a sought-after speaker, sits on many expert advisory boards and steering committees, and serves as a frequent reviewer for health journals such as The Lancet. He continues to be a board certified active neonatologist, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Research.
Dr. Engmann graduated from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in London and undertook his postgraduate medical training in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he completed his pediatrics residency and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.