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Shirin Ahmed, Secretary, Global Telehealth Network


Shirin serves as the secretary of Global Telehealth Network.  She has over a decade of diverse experiences as a strategic advisor, investor, policy analyst, and researcher driving population health management and deployment, new care delivery models and emerging technologies at both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as in collaboration with venture capital investors globally. She has led and overseen large scale healthcare delivery improvements, financing, advocacy and implementation projects in areas of aging, behavioral health, immunization, child/maternal, reproductive health, infectious disease, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and disaster relief projects nationally and internationally. She collaborates with SMEs across the globe to develop and present thought leadership on health systems transitioning to value-based care. 


Previously, Shirin joined the Strategy team at New York-Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell involving the Community Pediatrics and Ambulatory Care departments to help design and evaluate the establishment of a shared services organization for joint population health programs.  Shirin has also worked on integrated care delivery models from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and USAID funded donor projects.  


She has a graduate degree in healthcare management from Columbia University and has an undergraduate degree from UCLA. 

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