Satellite Session | HALF DAY Workshop

What You Wish Academia Knew: 20 Years of Employing Global Health Professionals for USAID


Thursday March 15, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Sutton Center

New York Hilton Hotel - Midtown
New York, NY

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.


  • Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II

Over the last twenty years, PHI has been engaged in the business of employing diverse global health professionals for a dynamic and rapidly changing work environment. Driven by our curiosities around what it takes to be successful as global health professionals, working either internationally or domestically, and the necessity to understand the business of global health work in the international development industry, we have implemented and have used the finding from three research studies to help inform our work. Based on this research and our experience we offer insights into what preparation is really needed to find and keep a rewarding job in global health, and what employers and academic institutions can do now to train and support a technically excellent, culturally sensitive next generation of global health leaders.  
Our experience has taught us that building and supporting a diverse global health workforce for international development requires an array of strategies including consistent messaging about the resources needed to meet an ever-changing global health field; collaborative, thoughtful partnerships; and the willingness to challenge traditional ways of working with donors to both inform and influence their decision-making.  In collaboration with partners GlobeMed, Global Health Corps, PYXERA Global, MSI, and FACES for the Future Coalition, PHI will share our lessons learned, data and analysis, top business lessons learned from working with LMICs, opportunities and challenges, and thoughts about some of the tough realities and controversial decisions still to come. We invite you to discuss our lessons and remaining questions, as we prepare to support the next generation of successful global health leaders.

  • Sharon Rudy, Program Director, Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II
  • David Godsted, Deputy Director, GHFP-II
  • Angelina Gordon, Director, Communications, Outreach, and Diversity
  • Jennifer Kaindi, Recruitment Lead, GHFP-II
  • Elise Mann, Performance and Career Development Lead, GHFP-II
  • Stacy Terrell, Lead, Communications, Outreach, and Diversity, GHFP-II