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Stephen Wall, MD SM MSW is a pediatrician and neonatologist who serves as Senior Director for Newborn Heath Program Research at Save the Children. For the past 14 years, he has served as a Senior Technical Advisor to Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives, a global initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. At Save the Children, he has overseen global and country-based efforts to improve newborn survival through research and innovation, program implementation, and technical assistance and advocacy for policy change. His work has primarily been focused in sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. In addition, he has frequently collaborated with and participated in a number of technical consultations with WHO and USAID. Among his current portfolio, he is Principal Investigator of Simplified Antibiotics Therapy Trial (SATT) grant to Save the Children from BMGF, providing technical oversight to global research and policy development regarding treatment of severe infections in newborns and young infants. Dr. Wall is author of numerous peer-reviewed publications in public health and pediatrics journals, and recently served as Guest Editor of the Journal of Perinatology supplement, State of India’s Newborns. Prior to joining Save the Children, Dr. Wall served as a neonatologist and perinatal epidemiology researcher on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and preceding that in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School. He received his medical education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by pediatrics and neonatology training at University of California-San Francisco, and neonatology fellowship training at the Harvard University Joint Program in Neonatology. He also holds a Master of Social Work degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Master of Science in Epidemiology from Harvard University School of Public Health.