Since 2012, Donna has set up multi-country maternal & newborn research networks and in-country biobanks across Africa and SE Asia. These sites have added significant in-country research capacity, facilitated locally-led studies, and continue to contribute meaningfully to improving maternal and newborn health globally. Her clients included WHO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Oxford, Kings College London, and Sinai Health System.
Prior to her consulting business, Donna was Director of Research Development at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) where she established the GAPPS network of community and academic hospitals in Washington and California and created the GAPPS Repository to accelerate research focused on improving pregnancy outcomes for moms & babies.
She is a past-chair and current member of the board of a large community hospital near Seattle and serves on the GBS International board and Preeclampsia Foundation Technical Advisory Group.
With her biobanking and hospital leadership experience, she has a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges of integrating a translational research platform into the community setting.
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