Alumni Profile

Marine Buissonniere
Director, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
MPP, Class of 2008

Marine Buissonniere has been director of the Open Society Foundations Public Health Program (PHP) since 2010, working with Open Society foundations around the world to advance health and human rights of most marginalized people. She joined the Open Society Foundations in 2008 as deputy director of the PHP, overseeing programs on access to essential medicines, Roma health, health media, and accountability and monitoring in health. From 2003 to 2007, Buissonniere served as secretary-general of Médecins Sans Frontières International (MSF). Previously, she worked with MSF in Korea, Japan, the Palestinian Territory and China. She has been serving on various MSF boards since 2007. Buissonnière holds an MPP and a health and health policy graduate certificate from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as well as a diploma (maîtrise) in international management. She is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.