Cristina Bisson

Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist


  • MPH, International Health Promotion, George Washington University
  • BSN, University of Kentucky

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Cristina Bisson has 20 years of experience leading global health programs. As both a Country Director and Senior Technical Advisor for Intrahealth programs in Vietnam, Senegal, and Ethiopia, Cristina led multi-million dollar projects in HIV, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), and malaria. She also built expertise in health systems strengthening, integrated service delivery, advocacy and public health policy, quality improvement, strategic planning, and training design. Cristina returned to the US in 2011 as an independent global health consultant.

Ms. Bisson works within Global Health Division (GHD). She is responsible for GHD program development and implementation related to strengthening developing country health systems, particularly integrated service delivery systems, to assure equitable, high quality, and sustainable health services and programs. Her health sector technical areas of focus include maternal child health and family planning, HIV, and non-communicable diseases.

Ms. Bisson is a registered nurse and keeps her license current in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, DC. In the clinical setting, she focused on emergency nursing and cardiac care.