U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

John Borrazzo
Chief of the Maternal and Child Health Divisionz
Bureau for Global Health
Started term: June 2013

John Borrazzo is Chief of the Maternal and Child Health Division in the Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which includes responsibilities for maternal, newborn and child health, as well as environmental health. He joined USAID in 1992 on a Science and Diplomacy Fellowship (1992-94) from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working on toxic substance exposure and air pollution in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Egypt. From 1996 until his appointment as MCH Division Chief in January 2008, he was Environmental Health Team Leader, working in sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Ethiopia, Madagascar), Asia (India, Indonesia), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Peru, Haiti). Dr. Borrazzo received Masters and Ph.D. degrees researching various issues in indoor air quality at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he completed post-doctoral research at the Institute for Water, Soil, and Air Hygiene in Berlin, Germany. He also holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard University.