Caitlyn Bradburn is a trainer who thrives on community engagement and the opportunities that arise during a training. Caitlyn Bradburn is a public health professional with 20 years of experience, 15 of which have been in global public health. Ms. Bradburn’s career began as an education coordinator at a homeless shelter in Washington, DC, where her interest in working to address social injustices was born. Ms. Bradburn has worked in many African countries, including Cameroon, Malawi, Sierra Leone, on projects funded by CDC and USAID among others. Her work has focused heavily on training development and implementation, peer education, food systems, workforce development and capacity building.
She has facilitated leadership and health education training in six countries. Recently, Ms. Bradburn led the creation of a nine-module training for community health workers during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. This training reached more than 600 Community Health Workers on Ebola transmission, symptoms, case finding, and linkages to care. In her role as Country Program Officer for John Snow on a USAID-funded project (DELIVER), Ms. Bradburn, worked on supply chain strengthening in Malawi, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, and Madagascar. She trained community-health care providers in appropriate quantification and forecasting for essential medicines to avoid stock-outs.
Additionally, Ms. Bradburn worked for several years in Cameroon. During that time she created a peer education program for youth living with HIV in the Extreme North province and contributed to the expansion of the program from 10 to 60 participants. These Peer Educators ultimately reached more than 20,000 people with health education and HIV-prevention messages. Working to improve food and nutrition, Ms. Bradburn helped implement a program to build sustainable and sovereign food systems for the Navajo Nation (funded by the CDC REACH grant). This innovative project involved health providers giving fruits and vegetable prescriptions to more than 300 families across 22 partner sites.
Ms. Bradburn received her Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Anthropology. She earned her Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington, Department of Global Health. She is also certified in project management through PMDPro and as an HIV counselor.
Cameroon, Mozambique, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Brazil and the United States.