Graduate students admitted to the UW Department of Global Health are invited to join department faculty, students and staff in February and March to learn more about the department's graduate programs, life in Seattle, and becoming a part of the UW global health community. Admitted students interact with DGH faculty, current students, and alumni and discuss their experiences in global health research, learning, service and career paths.
Four Visit Days events are open to DGH current students as well as 2022 admitted students:
International & Students of Color Welcome
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PST
Encouraged for international students and self-identified students of color. The welcome is meant to be a safe space to hear from current students from both years and from diverse backgrounds. The students will share their experiences in this question and answer session driven by the audience. Previous sessions have covered topics such as (but not limited to) finding community and a support system in Seattle/UW, and finding personal care - beauty, food, health, socialization, places to worship, among others. Guests are strongly encouraged to ask questions and can pre-submit questions ahead of time. Moderated by GH-MPH Advisor, Noura Youssoufa.
Panelists (above left to right):
- Naomi Nkinsi, MD/MPH, 2021 Cohort
- Than Aung, General Track, 2021 Cohort
- Moira Majaha, General Track, 2020 Cohort
- Christopher Vera, General Track, 2021 Cohort
- Bianca Graves, General Track, 2020 Cohort
Research & Community Work in Global Health
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST
Hear from second-year and continuing Masters and Doctoral students on their experience and progress working on their practicum, capstone, thesis, and dissertation. This selected group of students will share their challenges, successes, and strategies, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic to land a project, collaborate with faculty, work online, and more. Guests are strongly encouraged to ask questions during the Q&A portion and can pre-submit questions ahead of time. Moderated by second-year GH-MPH student, Fatima Al-Shimari.
Student panelists (above left to right):
- Fatima Al-Shimari, GH-MPH, 2020 Cohort
- Dorlim Uetela, GH-PhD in Implementation Science, 2018 Cohort
- Coco Alarcon, GH-PhD in Implementation Science, 2019 Cohort
- Jarred Rimby, GH-MPH, 2020 Cohort
- Yao He, GH-PhD in Implementation Science, 2018 Cohort
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PST
Alumni of DGH programs will discuss their experience in their cohort, share gems they wish they had known as students as well provide tips on work/life balance, job searching, networking, and more. Guests are strongly encouraged to ask questions during the Q&A portion and can pre-submit questions ahead of time. Moderated by GH-MPH Alumna, lecturer and clinical instructor in DGH & HSPOP, Rabi Yunusa.
Alumni panelists (above left to right):
- Rabi Yunusa, General Track; class of 2017
- Lecturer and clinical instructor in DGH & HSPOP
- Courtney Jackson, MPH; class of 2019
- Program Manager of the Doorway Project; PhD candidate in Education at UW.
- Jeff Bernson, MPH; class of 2003
- Chief Programs & Innovation Officer at PATH
- Kelly Kajumulo, MPH; class of 1998
- Clinical Research Manager, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, & Kentucky (PPGNHAIK)
- Lee Pyne-Mercier, MPH; class of 2009
- Doctoral candidate in DGH’s Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH)
- Mohamed Albirair, MPH; class of 2015
- Doctoral candidate in DGH’s Implementation Science PhD Program
Global Health & Social Justice In The Context Of Public Health Careers: A Faculty Panel
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PST
Join faculty panelists as they share how they pursue social justice in the context of their careers. This very experienced group of faculty will talk about their work, the projects they are passionate about, and the communities they serve. Throughout the discussion, they will also attempt to address how bias, power, race, class, privilege, and positionality affects the work they do. Guests are strongly encouraged to ask questions during the Q&A portion and can pre-submit questions ahead of time. Moderated by GH-MPH Co-Director, Steve Gloyd.
Faculty panelists (above left to right):
- Angela Micah, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
- Keshet Ronen, Acting Assistant Professor, DGH
- Ali Mokdad, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at UW
- Kenneth Mugwanya, Assistant Professor, UW DGH & EPI Global Health; Associate Director, International Clinical Research Center UW.