Chia-Ying Lin is a public health professional with six years of experience in global health supply chain, pharmaceutical management, HIV/AIDS and digital health. Prior to her public health roles, she specialized in business strategy development, digital marketing, and social innovation. She has worked in Germany, Switzerland, Namibia, Uganda, and Myanmar.
At Results for Development, Ms. Lin is a program officer for the market shaping practice, providing analysis to identify market inefficiencies and developing solutions with change agents to increase access to essential medicines. She currently supports projects focusing on childhood pneumonia, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) products and severe acute malnutrition.
Prior to joining R4D, Ms. Lin worked for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Program (GHSC-PSM), where she managed the rollout of the Procurement Planning and Monitoring Report for HIV/AIDS (PPMR-HIV) in 18 PEPFAR and Global Fund supported countries. She analyzed demand and supply for HIV/AIDS commodities, forecasted future inventory and risks to inform policy decisions and business strategies. These insights were used to collaborate with ministries of health and other donors such as the Global Fund.
Ms. Lin has also worked for Partners in Health in Boston; and USAID programs – Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) and Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) in Namibia through Management Sciences for Health.
During her years living in Germany and Switzerland, she worked for Siemens and Havas Media providing product portfolio management and media investment strategies across European countries. Additionally, through MakeSense, a French social enterprise, she supported social entrepreneurs in Germany in creating solutions for their business challenges via human-centered design workshops.
Ms. Lin holds an MPH with a certificate in pharmaceutical management from Boston University and a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University. She has also studied business administration at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She is a native Mandarin Speaker and is proficient in German.