I am dedicated to creating sustainable impact through locally appropriate global health programs and policies that are integrated within government and community structures.
Prior to working with Cooper/Smith, I served in a variety of roles within government, NGOs, and private sector and have experience in global health policy and advocacy, public-private partnerships, health financing, social and behavior change communication, infectious disease epidemiology, and emergency response.
I graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Master of Science in Public Health in International Health. During graduate school, I interned at Palladium where I conducted quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform global HIV and family planning policy in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. I also worked in Ghana with the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs on a DFID-funded project to increase commercial sector distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for malaria prevention. My work centered on building an evidence base for advocacy and introducing a return on investment tracking tool to convince large employers to participate in institutional LLIN buying programs to decrease productivity loss due to malaria.
Prior to graduate school, I was a Public Health Associate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where I conducted surveillance for vaccine-preventable disease and foodborne illness as an epidemiologist and worked in border health management of international travel-related infectious disease.