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Ana-Maria Visoiu-Knapp 14PH


Senior Manager, Development Program Management | Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | New York, NY

A native of Romania, Ana-Maria Visoiu-Knapp has lived and worked on three continents. Emory connected her to the opportunity to live and work in Zambia, leading a team to implement Johnson & Johnson’s first-of-its-kind HIV-1 Vaccine Efficacy Clinical Trial. While at Emory, she interned at The Carter Center, the global nongovernmental organization of former President Jimmy Carter. These experiences inspired Visoiu-Knapp to consult for state and national governments, which included working in Mozambique with the Department of Defense and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; in Hawaii with the State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and on Capitol Hill to conduct national-level advocacy and policy for infectious disease prevention. Now at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Visoiu-Knapp is senior manager in development program management, working across therapeutic focus areas. Her work has been published in four global scientific peer-reviewed journals.

With a passion for advancing gender equity in business and health, Visoiu-Knapp is a managing director at Golden Seeds—a nationwide investment firm focused on high-growth, women-led business ventures. She also serves on the board of HERhealthEQ, a nonprofit that seeks to improve women’s health in developing areas by providing access to medical equipment.

“Emory provided exceptional education and training and introduced me to people and opportunities that allowed me to work on solving the toughest challenges for the most people in our world.”