Director, Public Health Informatics Institute
Vivian Singletary, JM, MBA
Vivian Singletary, JM, MBA, serves as Director of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII). In this role, she guides PHII’s work to improve health outcomes worldwide by strengthening health practitioners’ abilities to use information effectively. Ms. Singletary’s experience combines almost 20 years in systems development and in public health. Earlier in her career, she served in leadership positions in supply chain management and information systems implementation for Home Depot and M&M before transitioning into public health. She was introduced to The Task Force for Global Health in 2009 as the Global Supply Chain Manager for the International Trachoma Initiative, where she oversaw the pharmaceutical supply chain of over $1 billion in Zithromax donations and built in-country capacity for over 15 African and Asian countries.
Ms. Singletary has played an integral role in developing PHII’s global portfolio. Her work for the Institute began with improving, designing and analyzing business processes and developing functional requirements for health insurance information systems. She established PHII’s Requirements Laboratory business unit in 2012. As the unit’s director, Ms. Singletary played an essential part in managing informatics projects in both the U.S. and in developing countries. Key projects include her leadership role in developing the African Workforce Planning project—a tool that helps allocate health care practitioners to areas of greatest need in Mozambique and Tanzania—and acting as director of informatics practice for the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) initiative, which addresses the causes of childhood mortality in developing countries. She holds a masters of business administration degree from Kennesaw State University, and has a juris master degree from Emory University School of Law, with a focus on global health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.