Chloe McDonald is a Program Officer with the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) Innovation Marketplace. The Marketplace is a strategic alliance of development organizations including Grand Challenges Canada, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and the UBS Optimus Foundation operating under the United Nations’ EWEC initiative and its Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health. The Marketplace aims to facilitate investment in global health innovation at crucial “critical testing” and “transition to scale” stages.
Before joining the EWEC Innovation Marketplace Chloe was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her postdoctoral research focused on the pathophysiology of preterm birth as well as the development of predictive models and diagnostic tools to reduce the global burden of preterm delivery. Chloe has an MSc from Queen’s University’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies and a PhD from the University of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science. Her research training bridges basic laboratory-based science, clinical research, and public health. She has interdisciplinary experience in maternal and child health having studied in a wide range of fields including infectious disease, neuroscience, immunology, nutrition, reproductive and developmental biology, and biostatistics.