Brienna Naughton holds a PhD in Global Health Implementation Science from the University of Washington and an MPH in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases from Yale University. Between her graduate and doctoral studies, she worked in clinical trials at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and in research and health care delivery at Partners In Health in Rwanda. Over her three years in Rwanda, she managed a large health systems strengthening intervention, supported numerous research activities, and was closely involved in strategizing for and then launching PIH’s innovative initiative, the University of Global Health Equity. Brienna has also conducted health-related research in South Africa and Ireland. She is interested in using scientific methods to bridge the gap between knowledge and effective implementation of high-quality healthcare in resource-limited settings.
Brienna currently works as a Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.