Linda Arnold, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine
Years active at Yale: 1999-present
Dr. Arnold is being recognized as a leader in global child health education and training, and collaborative multi-sector partnerships to improve global maternal and child health (MCH). She is internationally recognized for her contributions to global health capacity building, professional leadership development, and scale up of proven interventions through existing MCH platforms to reduce child mortality through professional societies and initiatives, such as Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health Program, and the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance.
At Yale, Dr. Arnold is a long-standing member of the Down’s International Fellowship Committee, helped create the Yale Pediatric Global Health Track, and actively mentors students, trainees, and junior faculty interested in global health. On a national level, she served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health (SOICH). Under her leadership, SOICH established an annual scientific abstract program for global health scholarship and travel grants for physicians from low- and middle-income countries to present their work at professional meetings, as well as prioritized global health advocacy training and policy work. Dr. Arnold has moderated congressional receptions focused on global MCH funding; participated in multiple high-level MCH events at the United Nations, NIH, and on Capitol Hill; and is frequently invited to speak both nationally and internationally about the importance of global capacity building and effective multi-sector bidirectional partnerships.
Dr. Arnold is immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health, a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force, and the North American representative to the International Pediatric Association, where she is co-chair of the Ethics Committee.