Health and Well-Being

Health & Well-Being  

This area refers to how  globalization affects people’s susceptibility to physical and mental illnesses, their access to appropriate kinds of care, and their general well being within the context of their community. Speakers include dedicated professionals within the fields of global health, public health, medicine, policy and advocacy.  

March 29th

Careers in Global Health

Engage with global health experts working throughout the world. Speakers include:
Orrin Tiberi, MPH, monitoring and evaluation advisor for the National HIV & STI Program at the Mozambican Ministry of Health
Sakun Gajurel MID, Program Specialist with UN Volunteers in Kenya
Pitt alum Chelsea Pallatino  PhD, MPH, BS, Senior Specialist Making Cents International.
1:30 to 3:30 PM EST on Zoom

March 31st

Careers in Health and Social Justice

Zane Kaleem'17 and Jordan Freeman'13 will discuss their work in advocacy and securing health care access to incarcerated men and women. Zane is a current medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine pursuing residency training in psychiatry. As Assistant Director of the Correctional Healthcare Task Force at PfCJR, Zane develops organizational strategy, cultivates collaborations with other advocacy groups, and educates the public about issues in correctional healthcare through means including writing commentary pieces for local and national news media. Jordan currently works as a Program Manager with The Fortune Society, a Non Profit Organization serving individuals who've had contact with the criminal legal system. In her role, she monitors progress toward contracted deliverables, creates performance and quality assurance monitoring tools, conducts analysis and evaluation, and helps to create program workflows for Fortune's health-focused services. She has a Master's in Public Health, and holds special interest in healthcare's role in community re-entry, desistance, and reduced recidivism.

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April 1st

Careers in Global Health

Caitlin Thistle, Senior Advisor for South Africa, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will discuss her 10+ years of experience in global global health, family planning program design/analysis, multi-million-dollar program and project management, and knowledge management.  Caitlin has worked and partnered with a number of organizations including USAID, FP2020/30, WHO/IBP, the Institute of Reproductive Health, JHU/Center for Communication Programs, and Pathfinder International. Caitlin holds a master’s degree in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh and bachelors’ degrees from Susquehanna University.

View a recording of this session here.