Careers in Global Health - A Panel Discussion & Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 27th - 6pm-7:30pm
300 Wallace Hall
Come listen to Princeton alumni describe their experiences working in health and health policy, at home and abroad. Network with professionals in the clinical and policy spheres, and hear their advice on finding jobs in global health.
Dr. Nicole Basta is an infectious disease epidemiologist and an Associate Research Scholar in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department here at Princeton. She earned her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and her Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge where she studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from Princeton in EEB and worked for two year as an infectious disease outbreak investigator at the Florida Department of Health. Her research focuses on understanding the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease and evaluating the effects of vaccines with a particular focus on meningococcal meningitis and influenza. She conducts clinical field research in Bamako with the Center for Vaccine Development-Mali and she has also worked in Panama, the UK, and India. She is interested in providing evidence-based policy recommendations for the development of optimal strategies for disease prevention and control in resource-limited settings.
Keith Hansen is one of two Global Practices Vice Presidents at the World Bank Group. Keith's key responsibilities include the set-up and oversight of the new Global Practices.
Prior to this appointment, he served as Acting Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank, responsible for the Bank's work in education, health, nutrition, and population and social protection. He has also served as the Human Development Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for the Bank's activities in education, health, nutrition, and population and social safety nets in the region. Previously, in his role as head of the AIDS Campaign Team for Africa, Keith spearheaded the Bank's renewed approach to the epidemic. He holds a master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, a law degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University.
Dr. Bon Ku is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. At Jefferson he splits his time between training residents and medical students, conducting research, and treating patients in the emergency department. His research focuses on understanding super-utilizer populations, patients who overuse emergency department and inpatient hospital services. Bon is interested in improving the health of the urban homeless. He serves on the board of directors for Depaul USA, a non-profit organization that provides support for homeless persons, and is a member of the Homeless Death Review Team for the Philadelphia Health Department.
Bon holds a Master in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, an M.D. from the Penn State College of Medicine and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ann Starrs is co-founder and president of Family Care International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world. Ann has worked with the organization since its founding in 1986; her experience has included organizational and strategic development; on-the-ground program design and capacity-building, in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia; and global advocacy and policy-making on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health.
Before joining FCI, Ann worked with the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is trained in development economics and demography, with a Masters degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a certificate in Demography from Princeton’s Office of Population Research. Her undergraduate education was at Swarthmore College and the University of California, Santa Cruz.