Karlee Silver

Karlee Silver

Plenary: Innovating for Health: A funder's perspective


Karlee Silver is Co-Chief Executive Officer for Grand Challenges Canada. Until recently, Dr. Silver was Vice President of Programs, where she set strategy for development and humanitarian innovation initiatives, and enabled the programs, investments and knowledge management teams to source, support and transition to scale promising innovations for social impact in low- and middle-income countries.

She represents Grand Challenges Canada in the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) and in the Grand Challenges network, and advises on global mental health initiatives.

Dr. Silver received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Oxford, where she attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and then conducted postdoctoral research in malaria at the University of Toronto.