Lisa M. Puchalski Ritchie
Lisa Puchalski Ritchie, MD, RCPSC, PhD, has worked in global health since 2006. She has worked with local stakeholders to build research and implementation capacity, and to develop evidence-based approaches to improve clinical care and patient outcomes for high-burden, locally-identified, priority health conditions. Lisa has led and/or participated in projects in five low-income countries encompassing a range of clinical areas including tuberculosis, sepsis, and maternal health. For example, in Malawi she developed an evidence-based intervention to improve clinical care and outcomes for tuberculosis patients. Her capacity-building work includes curriculum development, teaching, and mentorship. In particular, she mentors Canadian trainees and faculty developing global health careers and colleagues from/or working in low-income countries who are establishing careers as researchers, educators, or implementers focused on improving healthcare and outcomes for local populations. She has particular interest in facilitating efforts to contribute to the evidence base to guide these activities in resource-poor healthcare settings.