Valerie Delva

Director, Health Strategy, Ketchum

Challenge: How Can We Help People Prevent, Detect, and Manage Chronic Diseases, Especially in Resource-Limited Settings? 

Solution: Online, Open Source Cancer Literacy Program that Learns Over Time

Valerie Delva leads Health Strategy across North America for the global communications consultancy Ketchum. Deeply passionate about public health, she is a public affairs professional with experience spearheading strategic growth initiatives, and developing and leading integrated, cross-functional healthcare programs in both the public and private sectors. In particular, she bridges scientific and public policy acumen with health communications expertise. Prior to joining Ketchum, Delva managed public affairs for the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She holds an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and neuroscience from Princeton University and a graduate degree in biomedical research and neurobiology from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and currently serves as Global STEM Alliance mentor for the Sustainable Development Goals Challenge 2030 at NYAS.


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