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Principal Associate, International Development

Susan Mitchell is a vice president at Abt Associates with more than 25 years of experience in the management of USAID-funded health projects.

Her senior management positions include several flagship USAID private-sector health projects: Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus, Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS), Social Marketing Plus for Diarrheal Disease Control (POUZN), Commercial Market Strategies (CMS), and PROFIT. In addition, she has served as a consultant on leveraging the private sector to improve public health outcomes to USAID, UNFPA and the Asian Development Bank. Mitchell is an expert in the design and evaluation of private-sector programs with a particular emphasis on reproductive and child health.
Mitchell is responsible for managing all aspects of the SHOPS Plus Project, which seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in family planning, HIV, child health and other health areas. SHOPS works throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.


  • Public-private partnerships
  • Reproductive and child health
  • Design and evaluation of private-sector projects
Susan Mitchell