Tina Assi is the Acting Senior Director of Global Health Innovation at Grand Challenges Canada. Tina leads impact investments in innovations that improve the lives of underserved groups in low-resource settings. In this capacity, Tina leads a team in sourcing, supporting and transitioning to scale promising innovations for social impact in low- and middle-income countries and advises on areas of maternal, newborn and child health; early childhood development; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and global mental health.
With over ten years of experience in epidemiology, global health, and business, Tina brings robust experience to Grand Challenges Canada and has been central in helping the organization design its strategy and realize its objectives around advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Tina holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and an MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.