Dr. Brent Wells is a Program and Policy Advisor in the Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub of USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation. He holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Genetics from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.


This article presents examples of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of developing, supporting, and maintaining HEI networks in low- and middle-income countries.