Lindsey Freeze has worked in external affairs for nearly 20 years, leading brand, editorial, and advocacy strategies for global development organizations. She has produced multimedia coverage of health barriers and innovations in more than 30 countries. Her work with photojournalists, filmmakers, and issue experts has won awards and led to coverage in such news outlets as The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, the BBC, The Telegraph, Devex, and other media worldwide.
As senior manager of Abt’s editorial services, Freeze works to showcase the company’s global expertise and clients’ far-reaching impact through news, perspectives, external publications, and media relations. The editorial team serves as the primary resource for journalists seeking to connect with Abt subject matter experts, research, data, story ideas, and insights.
Previously, Freeze led marketing, communications, and advocacy for MiracleFeet, a nonprofit scaling treatment for the treatable birth defect and leading congenital cause of disability worldwide, clubfoot. Her efforts repositioned the single-issue organization to align with broader health policy and funding priorities and reimagined brand storytelling to diversify support and partnerships. For 13 years before that, she managed brand and creative services, multimedia, and digital content at IntraHealth International—producing communications on health workforce and systems strengthening, maternal and child health, digital development, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and infectious diseases for USAID, CDC, and foundation-funded initiatives. She began her career coordinating state-level outreach for a U.S. presidential campaign, and in public relations covering food insecurity, poverty, emergency-preparedness and disaster-response in broadcast and print media for a North Carolina social service agency.
- Smythe T, Freeze L, et al. Prioritizing functioning from birth: a strategic focus to strengthen rehabilitation in health systems and policies. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. (Forthcoming)