Career Trajectories in Public Health Webinar Series

This webinar series is designed and moderated by Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP, visiting faculty in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The series aims to expose Harvard Chan students to the wide array of career paths they may pursue.
Seminars are held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET via Zoom on the first Friday of each month unless otherwise noted.
For questions, please contact Kim Ploeg or Jessica Majano

2023 – 2024 Seminars

Friday, September 22, 2023
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International Non-Governmental Organizations
Featuring Nana Mensah Abrampah (WHO Geneva) and Karla Schwarzbauer (IDB Honduras)

Nana Mensah Abrampah is a technical officer in the Office of the Director, Strategic Planning and Partnership for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme. She is based at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Karla Schwarzbauer is a medical professional with a master’s in health services management and certification from Harvard’s continuous medical education program in safety, quality, informatics, and leadership. She is also a regional expert in health systems, sustainability, and innovations in the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative, a public–private partnership focused on improving the health outcomes of the region’s poorest 20%.

Friday, October 6, 2023
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Humanitarian Assistance
Featuring Liviu Vedrasco (WHO Bishkek) and Ian Speers (Global Resonance Technologies, LLC)

Liviu Vedrasco was recently appointed as the World Health Organization’s Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic. For many years prior to this, he led the Health Emergencies Unit at WHO in Geneva. Liviu also held leadership roles with UN agencies, philanthropies, and NGOs.

Ian is a public health emergency management specialist, humanitarian medical logistician, and EMT/SARTECH. Ian has worked on a variety of humanitarian assistance projects and programs across the NGO, government, private, startup, and academic sectors.

Friday, November 3, 2023
United States Government Agencies
Featuring Rhea Bright (USAID Washington, DC) and Salwan Hager (Peace Corps Washington, DC)

Friday, February 2, 2024
Topic and Speakers TBD

Friday, March 1, 2024
Topic and Speakers TBD

Friday, April 5, 2024
Topic and Speakers TBD