Leah Cronn
Associate director, OHSU Global, Southeast Asia
Ms. Cronn co-developed and directs OHSU global in Southeast Asia for Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) which serves graduate students and faculty.  Ms. Cronn grew the program from no operating budget or projects to 25 projects across Thailand and Australia and created an innovative way to fund global health programming by putting together public-private partnerships which have supported international collaborations for hundreds of students and faculty members. Ms. Cronn established partnerships between OHSU and universities in Thailand and Australia to support educational and research goals for each of the partner institutions. Ms. Cronn co-teaches a graduate class of MPH/Ph.d students in public health with a focus on the role of public-private partnerships in global health and global health law. She also directs the Tsuha Global Scholars program funding scholars from low and middle income countries to study and receive mentoring in Australia while implementing projects in their home countries focused on the sustainable development goals.  Ms. Cronn originally trained as an attorney and practiced law for 20 years before joining academia. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.