Custodial workers have served diligently during the pandemic. Department of Global Health alumni Evalynn Romano, ’10, ’21, thinks it’s time they got some appreciation.
There’s one thing almost all global health professionals share in common: the desire to positively impact the quality of life of individuals and communities around the world. The path to achieving this goal, however, can vary widely.
By Roshan Khatri (MPH, 2019)
Roshan Khatri graduated from the University of Washington in 2019 with a Master of Public Health in Global Health. He is now working for Headwaters Relief Organization, a nonprofit organization bringing hope and building resilience in people and communities.
As part of 2020 Global Health Career Week, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, the Department of Global Health organized a week of Zoom sessions for participants to present information on their organization, their work, the culture of hiring, job or internship opportunities that might arise, and how students might best prepare for life after college.
In 2003, Celine Gounder and a student colleague, Carolyn Hettrich, initiated and created global health student programs for first year and fourth year medical students. Celine also worked with medical student Laura Certain to help create the Western Regional International Health Conference and the Global Health Pathway. All of these programs were integrated into the Department of Global Health in 2007 and still exist today.
We're all in this Together: Coronavirus Lessons from Hong Kong (Seattle Times Op-Ed by Karin Huster, MPH '13)
HONG KONG — It’s been hard to be far away from home, watching a pandemic of panic over the new coronavirus ripple across the world.
A month ago I left Seattle for Hong Kong — a city of 7.3 million bordering mainland China and one of the planet’s most densely populated — as part of a Doctors Without Borders effort to rein in the widespread fear gripping the city as it began to wrestle with a virus the world knew little about.
That fear has now reached home.
For Mariel Boyarsky (MPH, 2015), the global element of her Global Health background manifested itself when she became a registered nurse at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York in February 2019.
Mina Halpern’s interest in global health issues began when she worked as a peer educator at Planned Parenthood while attending high school in Olympia. She says this experience sparked a passion for the field of HIV, eventually leading her to the University of Washington, where she graduated with a Master’s in Public Health in 2006.
Born in Pakistan and educated at the University of Washington from 1996-1998, Dr. Rana Jawad Asghar has carved an impressive career in global health. Stints at UW (where he earned a Master’s in Public Health), Stanford, and University of Bristol preceded several jobs across the globe, spanning from Mozambique to Atlanta, Georgia. Today, Asghar serves as the CEO of Global Health Strategists & Implementers, a consulting firm focused on improving the global population’s health. Dr.