Marine Buissonnière is an independent advisor and practitioner in the fields of global health, health-related rights, and humanitarian action. In this capacity, she currently works as senior advisor to the Prevent Epidemics team at Resolve to Save Lives, where she partners with governments around the world to implement evidence-based strategies to find, stop, and prevent disease threats, with a particular focus in the past 18 months on COVID-19. She also co-chairs Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders’ Transformational Investment Capacity, which aims to transform MSF’s ability to address the most pressing medical and humanitarian challenges around the world.
Until 2015, Buissonnière was director of the Open Society Public Health Program, where she worked to improve access to health care for marginalized members of society, including people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, people with mental disabilities, the Roma, and those in need of palliative care. From 2003 to 2007, Buissonnière served as secretary-general of MSF International. She worked with MSF in the field between 1995 and 2003 (including in China, the occupied Palestinian territories, Japan, and the two Koreas).
Some of her other engagements have included Lifebox Foundation (review of the surgical checklist at 10 years); MSF (review of critical incidents; context analyses; research on attacks against health care); Open Society Foundations (access to medicines and mental health strategies); American Jewish World Service (humanitarian program evaluations); Essex University (research on the criminalization of health care); Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Unification; and Vox Media.
Buissonnière holds a master’s degree in public policy and a health and health policy graduate certificate from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. She serves on the Advisory Council of Last Mile Health; on the Board of Directors of Grand Challenge Canada; and on the advisory board of the Global Health Center of the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.