Deborah Van Dyke ’86 MSN, MPH

Deborah Van Dyke is a family nurse practitioner and the founder and Director of Global Health Media Project. Since 1993 she has worked internationally—most often with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders—in conflict and post-conflict settings in Asia and Africa. She has broad clinical expertise and rare frontline experience and a deep commitment to making knowledge resources accessible to health workers in low-resource settings. With Global Health Media Project, she has designed and created over 150 teaching videos on maternal, newborn, and child health topics, along with two award-winning public health animations (on cholera and Ebola). The films are used worldwide for training—both pre-service and in-service and play an increasingly important role in improving knowledge, skills and building the capacity of the global health workforce. Deb received her Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) degree from Yale and her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Harvard.