Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards is the director of partnerships for Antidote, a digital health company that aims to bridge the gap between medical research and the people who need it. In this role, she works to build the organization’s partner network and engage its 300+ member organizations to spread the word about the importance of medical research and make it easier for patients to find and connect with relevant clinical trials.
Previously, Wahlstrom-Edwards managed a cell-phone-based drug abuse prevention trial for Hispanic youths at Columbia University. It was in this role that she developed a passion for finding better ways to recruit individuals into clinical trials both by raising awareness of clinical trials as a care option, and by helping researchers to design trials that engage patients as stakeholders rather than subjects. She holds a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and undergraduate degrees in international relations and journalism from Boston University.