Rafaella Okun is a Senior Associate with seven years of experience working in regulatory compliance, accreditation, patient safety, quality improvement, and policy and procedure documentation for multiple hospital campuses within a large integrated care network in California. She has a strong background in leading and working with hospital management and interdisciplinary teams including clinical staff to prepare for audits and inspections. She has also previously worked in clinics and health care centers throughout Lima, Peru providing support to clinicians. Currently, she is working on an IDB comprehensive case study of Mexico and Brazil on the countries’ health system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. She holds a BS in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from Northeastern University and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Systems and Policy. She speaks fluent Spanish and Russian.

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