Dr. Lisa McDonald

President - Global Health Security Fund
Dr. Lisa McDonald is a physician entrepreneur with extensive experience in innovation ecosystem development, technology commercialization, and global health impact investment. She currently serves as President of the Global Health Security Fund (GHS Fund), a Geneva-based nonprofit that supports impact investment in health security innovations with a focus on the Global South. She also serves as Co-founder and Managing Director of PandemicTech, an Austin-based firm launched in 2015 that invests in and supports innovators developing technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Lisa founded and was Managing Director of the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS), a grassroots innovation ecosystem formed within the University of Texas at Austin that brought together over 100 global technology-focused organizations during the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. She served as the Director of Healthcare at Austin Technology Incubator, the longstanding incubator of the University of Texas at Austin, from 2017-2023 where she worked with over 50 startups and graduated 10 portfolio companies following either successful acquisition or funding rounds. Lisa earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Yale University School of Medicine, a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.
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