Dr. Ana B. Amaya's expertise relates to global health policy and the global governance of health, primarily understanding the impact of new global health institutions and issues on the health systems of low- and middle- resourced settings. Most recently, this has involved examining regional organizations in the Global South and the effect of COVID-19 on health disparities. In addition to her academic work, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Health Systems Global and Editorial Board for Public Health Challenges.
She has worked for several universities and international organizations, among these Pace University; the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); Overseas Development Institute; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Pan American Health Organization; and the University of South Florida. She has also conducted research for the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization, Committee for Development Policy at the United Nations and led a research project commissioned by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Moreover, she has taught at the postgraduate level since 2009 at LSHTM; was Visiting Research Fellow at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 2011; and has given guest lectures for several universities around the world.