Curtis Peterson has a passion for expanding access to healthcare for the people who need it most. This mission has taken him around the world, working in diverse health systems as an implementer, researcher, policy advisor, innovator, and health tech board member. He has presented his work at the US National Institutes of Health and spoken on the role of innovation in healthcare at the United Nations. He has a particular interest in the role that new technologies play in catalyzing broader improvements to health systems. Currently Curtis serves as CEO at CP Consulting, where he conducts research and evaluation on behalf of nonprofits and provides guidance on program/intervention design. He also supports early stage healthcare companies on product management, business strategy, and market entry. Curtis previously worked at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he managed health systems strengthening initiatives across 11 sites in sub-Saharan Africa and serving a combined population of approximately half a million people. Curtis began his career in healthcare at Harvard University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, where he researched the application of quality improvement approaches to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. In addition, he served as an editor of the center’s flagship publication, the Health and Human Rights Journal.