Executive Director, Communications

Karie Youngdahl leads the global communications function at IAVI. She is the chief architect of IAVI’s global communications strategy and activities, advising the CEO and senior leadership on all aspects of external and internal communications. She oversees the organization’s publications and media relations functions and works with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors on strategic communications for joint projects and interests.

Previously Youngdahl served as director of Public Health Initiatives at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and its Mütter Museum. There she initiated and led a number of high-impact projects, including the Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the award-winning History of Vaccines website, and the Museum’s flagship digital exhibit, Memento Mütter.

Youngdahl holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an MPH from Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health.