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Assistant Vice President, Health Equity, Merck & Co. Inc. and Lead, Merck for Mothers



Building on over two decades of experiences as a physician, public health practitioner and advocate across the public, private and global development sectors, Dr. Etiebet brings a diverse set of perspectives to advancing health equity and improving healthcare outcomes for underserved communities across the world. She serves as AVP for Health Equity at Merck, where she is responsible for driving an enterprise-wide health equity strategy for the company. She also serves as Lead of Merck for Mothers*, Merck's $650M global health initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life.

Dr. Etiebet holds an MD and MBA from Yale University, and becoming board certified in Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Global Development Board of Directors and Vital Strategies; the Advisory Committee for the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity at Yale University, and the Investors Group of the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility.

*Merck for Mothers is known as MSD for Mothers outside of the U.S. and Canada