In our first episode of 2020, M.S. student Charlotte Follari welcomes Dr. Matthew Kavanagh, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health, to the Georgetown Global Health Podcast for a fascinating discussion on the intersection of global health, politics, and law. Tune in to hear about Dr. Kavanagh’s recent appointment to UNAIDS Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee, and how power and politics impact global health issues like coronavirus. A political scientist by training, with a long history of work in global health policy and politics, Dr. Kavanagh is a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown and directs the Global Health Policy & Governance Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He has done research and policy work around the world and was a visiting researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights, and International Law in Johannesburg. Prior to his academic positions, he led transnational policy efforts at NGOs in the U.S. and Southern Africa focused on HIV and tuberculosis treatment, international trade, and water rights. 

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In our final episode of the Fall 2019 Semester, M.S. student Charlotte Follari interviews M.S.G.H. alumna Sophie Kieffer, ‘15, about her unique perspective on our program. Using the skills learned at Georgetown, Sophie has carved an uncommon path in her global health career by focusing on palliative care. She is a passionate advocate for pediatric palliative care and has worked with a variety of pediatric palliative care programs in Eastern and Southern Africa. In this episode, Sophie shares her experiences with other international development organizations in South America, Nepal, and Israel. Her most recent role was as the Health and Nutrition Advisor for READO, a Somali NGO based in Baidoa, Somalia.

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In this episode, M.S. student Charlotte Follari chats with Professor Wu Zeng, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health at Georgetown University, about his research in health financing and how better allocation of resources can save lives. Professor Zeng has more than 15 years of experience of conducting research on health care systems, health financing, and cost-effectiveness analysis in both developed and developing countries. His research has concerned comparative evaluation of policies, programs, and interventions in improving access and utilization of health services, and health outcomes, as well as associated resources. He has conducted research in about 20 countries, and received funding from the World Bank, USAID, UNAIDS, the Gates Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Zeng received his M.D. degree from Fujian Medical University (China), and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Brandeis University.

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In a conversation with M.S. student Charlotte Follari, Dr. Eva Jarawan, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health, shares insights from her 25 years at the World Bank and her career in academia. Professor Jarawan is a public health specialist and operations manager with over 35 years of experience in international development. She has more than 12 years of experience in the academic field teaching graduate and undergraduate public health and global health students. Previously, Professor Jarawan held academic positions at the University of Michigan’s (UM) School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, and the department of Health Care at UM’s School of Health Sciences in Flint, and at the department of Health Services Administration at the American University of Beirut. 

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In our first episode of the semester, M.S. student Charlotte Follari sits down with M.S.G.H. alumnus Kyle Borces to discuss his experience at Georgetown and career so far. Kyle is a Senior Program Associate within the Global Nutrition practice at Results for Development (R4D). He graduated from Georgetown in 2018, where he was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of International Health and the first M.S.G.H. student to conduct field research at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hear his insights about the program, navigating the professional world of Washington, DC, and the impacts of working in the field.

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In this episode, M.S. student Bethany Taylor sits down with Dr. Turbat for a Q&A session about his work as an academic and economist in the field of global health. Dr. Turbat is a health economist with over 40 years of international experience in more than 60 countries. Additionally, he is a professor with over 30 years of teaching experience. In this episode we discuss his work with the World Bank, his contributions in the classroom with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students here at Georgetown and in France, and learn about his current research and publications.

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In this episode, MSGH student Bethany Taylor has a conversation with Dr. Margaret Gyapong, the Director of the Institute of Health Research and Director of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. Professor Gyapong is the preceptor for students conducting field research in Ho, Ghana. In this episode they discuss life in Ghana, the field research experience for students and how they grow and develop skills while in the field, along with discussing current research Dr. Gyapong is involved. 

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In this episode M.S. student Bethany Taylor sits down with Sugy Choi, a double Hoya who graduated from the School of Foreign Service and then continued into the first cohort of the Global Health Master Program, graduating in 2014. She is currently earning a Ph.D. in Public Health, Health Services Research at Boston University's School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on examining how to translate evidence-based policies and interventions into real-world settings for vulnerable populations both nationally and globally.

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In this episode M.S. student Bethany Taylor speaks with Rebecca Gribble, a student in the M.S. Global Health program, about her career in nursing and emergency clinical medicine and what brought her to Georgetown University. Rebecca has eight years of international healthcare experience and brings an in-depth understanding of national health systems to the conversation. In this episode Rebecca shares about who inspires her, her favorite classes in the program, and what lies ahead as she graduates the program.

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In this episode M.S. Student Bethany Taylor sits down with Katrina Virta, an alumna of the first Global Health cohort here at Georgetown University, to discuss her path to Georgetown, thoughts on the program, traveling the world, and how she found her way into a career she loves.

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