Dr. Gupta was a Departmental Guest at CHW for the 2015-16 academic year. Anu, an internist, unlocks philanthropy’s potential to galvanize partnerships and catalyze out-of-the-box solutions to long-standing societal challenges. She is Vice President Strategic Initiatives at the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation where she provides strategic guidance on their efforts to transform regional health in the US. Previously, she was Executive Director for Strategic Alliances and Grantmaking at Johnson & Johnson. During her decade long tenure, Anu expanded philanthropic portfolios in global health and reshaped long-standing domestic health programs. She complemented traditional grants with assets unique to the private sector such as product donations and communications expertise, and forged several public-private partnerships.
Informed by her practitioner perspective, Anu is interested in the linkages from global policy to local implementation, the ways in which public, private, and civil society entities connect to create systems, and the powerful role funding plays in shaping priorities. She is equally passionate about mentoring the next generation of health and development professionals and leaders.
Anu was recognized by Grantmakers In Health as an emerging leader in health philanthropy. She also served as Board Treasurer of Funders Concerned About AIDS. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Brown University and a doctor of medicine from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Anu lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two children.