A native of Rhode Island, USA, Austin Jaspers graduated from Yale University with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Political Science, where he was the recipient of Yale’s Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize for public service. As an undergraduate, Austin investigated neural development in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine and pursued research in health economics at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, both as a Director’s Fellow and a Dahl Research Scholar. At Yale, he was President of the Trumbull College Council, member of the Yale Executive Committee, Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Global Health Review, and Curator of TEDxYale. Previously, Austin interned at the White House Office of Management and Budget and worked on building capacity for mental health care in Ghana. He studied at the University of Cambridge as a recipient of the John Thouron Prize in summer 2013. Most recently, he served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell.