Karabi Acharya, ScD directs the Global Ideas for US Solutions portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This portfolio draws inspiration from how other countries are achieving health and well-being for all members of the society and identifies best practices in order to adapt them to improve health and well-being in the United States. She is a public health anthropologist and worked for 18 years on international health and development issues. Previously, Acharya was global director for Ashoka, a network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, where she led Ashoka’s efforts to document the system changes that Ashoka Fellows achieve. Prior to Ashoka, she worked for the Academy for Educational Development where she worked to bring community voices and perspectives into policy and program design. She was also on faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is a public health anthropologist and worked for 18 years on global health and development issues in over 10 countries across Africa and South Asia. Karabi holds a Doctor of Science from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and is a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow. She enjoys crossing boundaries, whether conceptual or geographic, and has lived in Belgium, France and India and traveled to more than 20 countries.