President & Chief Executive Officer, TriMar Strategies

Dr Bussell founded TriMar Strategies, Inc. to provide consulting and advocacy services to empower governments, NGOs, and businesses with innovative and data-driven solutions addressing pressing challenges to global health security and healthy aging to foster resilient and thriving societies globally. 

Dr Bussell’s career has led to a comprehensive knowledge of the health ecosystem with expertise in building and managing relationships with key stakeholders locally, nationally, and globally. As a health professional committed to public health, Dr Bussell examines the need for transformative change in providing person-centric care that effectively and efficiently addresses the demographic, social and economic burden of disease on individuals, their families, communities, and nations. 

Dr Bussell has experience in health policy, communications, and public affairs in addition to experience in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical marketing and advertising. Dr Bussell has worked at the World Health Organization and The Commonwealth Fund concentrating on women’s health and related socioeconomic issues, and as a public health strategist and senior scientist for the UK’s Health Protection Agency (now Health Security Agency) with an emphasis on infectious disease and pandemic preparedness. At The Economist Group, she led research on global integrated care pathways in bone health and oncology policies in Europe. In addition, she developed, launched, and led The Vaccine Ecosystem Initiative promoting sustainability and resilience by examining and reimagining elements critical for vaccine development, deployment, and adoption around the world. Dr Bussell has held professorships in public health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center where she ran the Master’s in Public Health Program, as well as at the State University of New York College of Old Westbury and the University of Surrey in the UK. 

Dr Bussell received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and maintains her US license as a Registered Nurse. She earned two Master’s Degrees at Columbia University in New York City and a Doctorate in medical innovation, technology development and the role of public-private partnerships also from Columbia University.