AMPATH Leadership Announcement

A Message from Dr. Robert Einterz, Executive Director of the AMPATH Consortium

I will retire from Indiana University and my positions as director of the IU Center for Global Health and executive director of the AMPATH Consortium on January 31, 2020.


When my colleagues and I embarked in 1988 on a global search for another academic health center to join with Indiana University to reduce global health disparities and confront inequities, we had a dream and little else. The relationships and partnerships that resulted from that search led to three decades of life-changing, life-affirming, sometimes frustrating, but always worthwhile, work. Your contributions were integral to the success of those efforts.

My colleagues and I have been preparing for many years for this inevitable change in leadership. During the last two decades, we developed and implemented a number of programs that have produced a cadre of compassionate, capable and effective leaders in Kenya and North America. These individuals embrace the Center’s values and mission, and they will lead Indiana University and AMPATH’s global health efforts into the next decade and beyond.

In the near future, Indiana University will announce the name of a nationally and globally respected individual to serve as the next director of the IU Center for Global Health and the AMPATH Consortium. I am sure you are going to be very pleased with the selection!

As for Lea Anne and me, we are planning to move to South Bend, Indiana, where I am looking forward to putting the lessons I have learned globally and locally into practice as the health officer for St. Joseph County. I will also stay engaged with expanding AMPATH’s pioneering model to new locations around the world. Stay tuned!

My dream has always been for Indiana University to have a foot in global health in perpetuity, and a timely leadership evolution helps to ensure that. Thank you for your advocacy and support—you have enabled AMPATH’s success as well as the successful application of its lessons-learned in multiple countries around the world, including right here in Indiana. I hope that you will continue to support the IU Center for Global Health and AMPATH as we continue to “Lead with Care.”