Medical Innovation Advisor
Lindsay Bryson is a pediatric nurse by training and worked predominantly as a pediatric nurse in Canada and the USA before joining MSF in 2003. Between 2003 and 2007 she worked in different capacities (nurse, medical team leader) in Congo-Brazzaville, Burundi, Chad, Somalia and the DRC. She started as Medical Coordinator in 2007 in the Central African Republic and worked in this capacity in in Haiti between 2012 and2015, DRC in 2016 and most recently Ethiopia between 2016 and June 2018. She gained her Master’s in Health Sciences specializing in Bio Medical Ethics at the University of Toronto in 2011.
Lindsay has been involved in wide ranging aspects of medical operations within MSF ranging from design and implementation of sexual and gender-based programming, running complex hospital structures, responding to outbreaks (hospital and community based), medical advocacy, research for neglected diseases and malaria and large-scale refugee responses for South Sudanese and Eritreans arriving in Ethiopia. Lindsay has co-authored publications around obstetric care access and cholera treatment in pregnant women in Haiti. She is the Principal investigator on a long-term operational research project studying the neurodevelopment and growth of neonates in Haiti. She started as Medical Advisor to the Sweden Innovation Unit in 2018.