Pamela Riley

Abt Associates | Senior mHealth Advisor

Pamela Riley, JD, MS, has more than 20 years of experience in international public policy and strategy in information technology and health fields.    In her role as Senior mHealth Advisor at Abt Associates, Ms. Riley leads Abt’s efforts to leverage mobile phone technology to improve development outcomes.  Through funding from USAID’s Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project, Ms. Riley has brokered numerous mhealth partnerships.  Currently, Ms. Riley is supporting Abt’s randomized control trials in Ghana and Kenya to evaluate impact of text messages on health knowledge and behavior, conducting a pilot in eastern Caribbean to improve disease surveillance through mobile data collection, and promoting use of mobile money within health systems.  Prior to joining Abt, Ms. Riley worked for more than 14 years as senior legal strategist with Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile operator.  Ms. Riley is a member of the mHealth Working Group Advisory Board.