Jamie Bay Nishi, MS, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Located in Arlington, VA, and founded in 1903, ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. The Society accomplishes this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research.

Ms. Nishi oversees all aspects of the Society’s efforts, including the Annual Meeting, which attracts a global audience and is widely considered the premier meeting in tropical medicine, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the CTropMed®- Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health, and a portfolio of activities that includes awards and research opportunities, policy development, advocacy, communications and membership. 

She has over 20 years experience in advocacy, strategic partnership building, stakeholder management, business development and project management. Before joining ASTMH, Ms. Nishi spent nearly seven years as Executive Director of Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), an advocacy organization focused on global health R&D for new tools and technologies, where she led the coalition’s policy and advocacy portfolio, as well as managing its engagement with GHTC members and other stakeholders and partners in government, the private sector and the general public. 

Prior to that, Ms. Nishi served as Managing Director at Devex, a media platform for the global development community. In this capacity, she oversaw all aspects of Devex LIVE, an initiative she launched in 2015 that produced numerous high-profile events around the world, including the Devex World conference in Washington, DC.  Before joining Devex in 2008, Ms. Nishi spent nearly three years as a Marketing Associate and then Dedicated Advisor for the Advisory Board Company, and interned in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of South Central Europe. She holds a Master's degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and a bachelor’s in government from the College of William & Mary, both located in Virginia.