Linda Beyer is an interdisciplinary researcher and global health practitioner who is passionate about generating evidence that influences policy and creates innovations in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition services. She tutors in the Global Health program at McMaster University while completing her doctoral studies in Sustainable Urban Development through the University of Oxford, examining dimensions of food insecurity and resilience for vulnerable slum populations in Nairobi. For the past 15 years, Linda has worked across sub-Saharan Africa with UNICEF as well as leading a flagship implementation research initiative for the Government of Canada called Innovations in Maternal and Child Health in Africa. She is committed to addressing disparities in access to health and population nutrition interventions for emergency-affected, refugee, and slum populations. Linda is currently a Visiting Scholar with the Urbanization and Well-being Unit at the African Population and Health Research Center.