|Global health alumni|
Alumni are an important resource for current students interested in global health. As you may remember during your time at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, it can be challenging to break into a career in global health.
We want to know what you are up to now that you are out there in the world. Please email email@example.com and share your insights into the world of global health. Our students and faculty would welcome the opportunity to learn from your experiences.
Who's Doing What in the World?
Bill Brieger (MPH '75) worked at the African Regional Health Education Center at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, from 1976 until April 2002. While there, he taught MPH courses and conducted research in several areas including primary health care, village health workers, adolescent reproductive health, child survival, and social and behabioral aspects of tropical disease control. Bill still does consultancy, recently returning from a USAID Strategic Assessment missiont to Abuja, Nigeria, where he examined their child survival and reproductive health programs.
Bill Burgess (MPH '64) returned from working in Sierra Leone last October, where he was head of mission for a International NGO and was responsible for implementing a large primary care program as well as Lassa fever and nutrition programs. He also worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Kenema District Hospital, building its capacity in maternal and child health in/outpatient and pediatric in/outpatient services.
Colleen Carpenter (MPH '01) traveled to Nigeria in September and October 2002, for her work with Ipas, a Chapel Hill-based international non-profit that works on reproductive health around the globe. Colleen works with a team of six Nigerians, five of whom are based in Abuja, Nigeria, to reduce the consequences of unsafe abortion in Nigeria. During her visit she co-facilitated a training of trainers (TOT) for ob/gyms and midwives on using participatory and empowerment approaches in the training they do in post abortion care around the country.
Katie Cretin (MPH '08) graduated from Maternal and Child Health and now works at Family Health International. During her MPH program, she served as the GRA for the Office of Global Health. Before starting her graduate program, Katie worked in the registrar's office in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. After receiving her BA degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in International Studies, Katie did the Peace Corps in El Salvador where she conducted workshops on health and the environment, and conducted health awareness campaigns around dengue fever and hygiene.
Anne Goddard (MPH '83) has served as the country director for CARE in Egypt for the past three and a half years. In this position, she oversees the total operations of CARE, which are focused on addressing the underlying causes of poverty affecting the most vulnerable households in the poorest communities.
Steve Hodgins (DrPH '00)
received his DrPH in 2000 through the joint HBHE-Public Health Leadership program. His dissertation received the UNC Mendel Sheps Dissertation Award for Demography. In
2000-02, he was technical officer with USAID in Zambia.
2002-09, he was chief of party with John Snow International for the National Family Health Program in Nepal.
In October 2009, he moves to Washington DC to join USAID as Technical Director for their new Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) central project.
Lisa Langhaug (MPH '96) reports that she is still in Zimbabwe, now working as the evaluation manager for a community randomized trial of an innovative adolescent reproductive health program. The intervention includes a school-based curriculum incorporating reproductive health knowledge and behavior change, a program to ensure rural health clinics are more accessible to young people, and a community program that raises awareness about the pressures of adolescent. This project is based in Mutare, a city that borders Mozambique.
Mubiana Macwan'gi (PhD '90) is working at the University of Zambia, Institute of Economic and Social Research, as a research fellow in the Health Promotion Research Program.
Program on Global Health and Technology Access in the Terry Sanford
Institute of Public Policy.During her MPH program, she served as the GRA for the Office of Global Health.
Immediately after graduation,she worked at the American Institute for Research conducting research on topics including rural health, nutrition programs for children, sexual health, substance abuse, pandemic influenza, and sickle cell disease. She was the project manager for a National Institutes of Health-funded research contract. She is starting her PhD at the Harvard University School of Public Health this fall (2009) studying the political economy of policy-setting.
Lardja Sanwogou (MPH '79) has only recently retired from the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, where he served for nearly a quarter of a century. Leaving Rosenau Hall in 1979, he was recruited to spearhead the yet to be established Health Education and Promotion Department in the newly established Regional Public Health INstitute created at the University fo Benin, in the Republic of Benin, West Africa, by the collective of African French-speaking countries in collaboration with WHO. Following that post, he was later deployed to several African countries to serve as the team leader on many different projects.
|Last updated April 17, 2013|