Malcolm Bryant has over 30 years of experience working in the health sector as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. Currently, Dr. Bryant is a Clinical Associate Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health and functions as the Deputy Director of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Comprehensive Research Project for the Center for Global Health and Development. After his initial specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Bryant focused on the management of public health programs as District Medical Officer in Zimbabwe during the 1980s and continued his engagement with programs in Africa from the Harvard Institute for International Development where he supported research and training programs in Cameroon, Djibouti, Togo, and Zaire.
As the head of the Strengthening Health Services program at Management Sciences from 1995 - 2007 he designed programs for and provided technical assistance to the Ministries of Health in Senegal, Guinea, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Madagascar, Zambia, and South Africa. In 2007, Dr. Bryant co-founded Innovative Development Expertise & Advisory Services, Inc., a new consulting company focused on the strengthening of health systems in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cote d'Ivoire.
Dr. Bryant's current work involves applied research into programming for orphans and vulnerable children to find solutions to the causes of programming bottlenecks; the evidence needed to develop good policies; and the most cost effective approaches to achieve real outcomes for child health and social wellbeing. Dr. Bryant holds a medical degree from London University and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. He is also the incoming Chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, and the co-chair of the Community-Based Primary Health Care working group.