Caitlyn Bradburn

Welcome! My name is Caitlyn Bradburn, and I am a training and curriculum design consultant in the public and global health spheres. Please contact me to explore ways we can work together.

I love creating interactive, engaging, and fun training for adult learners in the public and global health fields. I’m an enthusiastic trainer and instructor of adult learners with varying education and literacy levels.  My experience ranges from creating training for clinicians and community health workers to field and management staff.

I have extensive experience, to the tune of 15+ years, in training program design, development, and facilitation. My areas of expertise include curriculum writing, training of trainers, and development of materials to support learning, including job aids, reference tools, and decision-making guides. I am an adept collaborator with cross-functional teams of global stakeholders, program managers, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and web programmers to develop high-quality, high-impact training materials for learners.

I am particularly passionate about Community Health Worker programs,  HIV prevention and treatment efforts, reproductive health, leadership, and capacity building.


·     Training
·     Curriculum design
·     Facilitation of training, work planning, and strategic visioning
·     Training of Trainers
·     Creation of job-aids and on-the-job training/mentorship

Areas of interest:

·     Community Health Worker programming and training
·     Behavior and social change
·     Capacity building
·     HIV treatment, prevention, and counseling
·     Reproductive health and family planning
·     Adolescent health
·     Leadership and management development

Countries where I have worked:

·     Mozambique
·     Cameroon
·     Rwanda
·     Madagascar
·     South Africa
·     Malawi
·     Sierra Leone
·     Lesotho
·     Haiti
·     Navajo Nation
·     Uganda
·     Kenya
·     The Maldives
·     Thailand
·     The Bahamas
·     Somalia
·     Nepal
·     United States

I am accepting new contracts and work opportunities.  Let’s work together!



  • 20 years of progressive and social justice minded public health practice.
  • Skilled instructional designer with extensive experience in training design, curriculum development, facilitation, and capacity building for national, local, and community-based health interventions, systems, and programs.
  • Resourceful problem solver with demonstrated skills in community fieldwork, particularly in low-resource settings.
  • Proven success at communicating technical and sensitive topics with those experiencing homelessness, incarceration, sex workers, youth living with HIV, among other communities.
Independent Consultant

Save the Children: Provided instructional design to Save the Children, on behalf of MOMENTUM Country and the Nepal team, to develop two training modules on Infant and Family Centered Developmental Care and Post-discharge care for Small and Sick Newborns (SSNB).

Partners In Health:

    • Redesigned and updated mental health training materials to allow for adaptation and adoption across the Partners In Health sites.
    • Led a steering committee to build a substance use disorder intervention and training.
    • Developed 30 90-minute-long modules for peer-to-peer support groups for those with substance use disorder.
    • Supported the development of a Quality Improvement training and mentorship initiative.

EnCompass, LLC: Global facilitator for the USAID Introduction to the Program Cycle, a five-day introductory course in program management, and the five-day Applied Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (APM&E).

South Carolina Office of Rural Health: Created an interactive simulation exercise for the annual Rural Health Conference.

Girls’ Leap: Re-developed core training materials on physical self-defense and socio-emotional skills. Developed an advanced course to serve as a follow up to the core training.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

    • Designed and facilitated a 3-day team retreat and strategic planning session for the immunization branch at the CDC headquarters in the United States.
    • Created and facilitated a nine-session virtual leadership and management training for team leaders in the immunization branch at the CDC headquarters in the United States.
    • Developed and led a three-day leadership and management training for 15 senior managers in Haiti.

International Rescue Committee: Developed training materials for Female Health Workers in Somalia on non-communicable diseases.

ICAP at Columbia University:

    • In collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and National Cancer Control Program, developed trainings for community health volunteers on community-level interventions for cancer and cervical cancer.
    • Built a one-module training for clinical providers on Event Driven PrEP.
    • Worked with the OPTIMIZE team to design and write curriculum for training health care workers in African PEPFAR-supported countries on the introduction of Dolutegravir into national programs for HIV treatment and management
    • Developed training materials for health care workers on the introduction of LPV/r granules and pellets for pediatric HIV treatment. Developed caregiver-facing counseling cards on pediatric HIV treatment.
    • Revamped the Health Research Training Program to be handed over to the Eswatini Ministry of Health for implementation.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies: Developed a series of four short trainings on leadership and management, including on delegation, feedback, self-advocacy, and accountability.

Project Hope: Developed and delivered a two-day remote training for 12 Community Health Workers in nine communities across Abaco, Bahamas, on the essentials of the CHW role, COVID-19, and WASH.

Americares: Hurricane Dorian Relief.  In partnership with the Ministry of Health and UNFPA, developed a Community Health Volunteer program in eight Dorian-affected communities across five Cays in the Abacos, Bahamas.

RTI International: Global facilitator for the USAID Introduction to the Program Cycle,  a five-day introductory course to program management. 

UNICEF Maldives: Trained health care workers nationwide on adolescent HIV prevention. Designed and delivered a five-day interactive training and supported initiatives to engage young people in HIV prevention activities. 

Lifelong AIDS Alliance:  Project and development support for the Seattle AIDS Walk and Dining Out for Life

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Portfolio, Publications, and Feedback


I worked with a diverse group of partners, including the Ministry of Health of Kenya, the Kenyan National Cancer Control Program, ICAP at Colombia University, among many others, to develop nation-wide training for community health workers on cancer prevention, screening, early detection, management, and support. Please find excerpts of the facilitator manual here and the participant manual here.

I worked with Partners In Health to develop a system of mental health care across four cadres of healthcare workers in Haiti. The earthquake in Haiti made evident that long-term, durable mental health care was severely needed. I worked to develop several of these trainings in English and in French.

I worked with ICAP at Columbia University to develop training materials on the introduction of Dolutegravir for the treatment of HIV as a part of the OPTIMIZE project.  The trainings are for healthcare workers in PEPFAR supported countries across Africa.

In partnership with the team at ICAP at Columbia University, I developed Pediatric ARV Counseling Cards and Job Aids. The toolkit contains resources for caregivers administering antiretroviral medications to infants and children. It contains three sets of counseling cards: administering granules, administering pellets (in English as well as French), and teaching children to swallow pellets. Two job aids outline the optimal dosing regimens for granules and pellets.


My paper, Risky Business: Condom Failure as Experienced by Female Sex Workers in Mombassa Kenya was published in the Journal of Culture, Health & Sexuality in September, 2016. 

I was a supporting author on a paper called Implementation of the Navajo fruit and vegetable prescription programme to improve access to healthy foods in a rural food desert which was published in August 2020 in the Journal of Public Health Nutrition.

I was a supporting author on a paper called Implementation of a mentored professional development programme in laboratory leadership and management in the Middle East and North Africa. The paper was published in 2016 in the East Mediterranean Health Journal.


“This course really helped me to connect dots, understand jargons and acronyms I have been hearing in the office. I think I am much equipped now with relevant information of how systems/procedures work.”
Participant, 2022

“This was a great orientation course, with lots of effort from facilitators to care about us and our level of understanding!”
Participant, 2022

“You do a spectacular job. I am overwhelmed with gratitude with the care you give to get us to level you want us at.”
EK, 2021

“A big thanks to you all on the training team (and especially the mentors!) You all are always there to provided guidance and direction whenever we’re confused and overwhelmed by the complicated cases we encounter in our work. This guidance is always given with thoughtfulness and kindness; which is also very appreciated! Thanks for all you do for us!”

MT, 2021

“I think overall I feel really well trained and capable to do my job here. I am really impressed at how we all get up to speed so fast given the nature of this work!”

BG, 2021

“Thank you for putting so much effort into creating and updating protocols, being receptive to feedback, and engaging constructively with staff. Thank you!”

CM, 2021

“I think everyone learns best when they have a trusting relationship with the trainer- I know and appreciate how you try to build that here.”

LA, 2021

“I really, really appreciate all the work you all put into this. This is the most extensive training, learning, and guidance experience I’ve ever had, and it’s really impactful on- what seemed to be- a nigh-impossible task (help take on a pandemic raging the world). Thank you so much!”

BW, 2021