Alumni in the Spotlight

  • Azadeh H. Bafarani
  • UN Humanitarian Officer

Azadeh graduated from our MPH Global Health program in 2010. She received the UN Award in 2014 in recognition of her special contributions to South-South and Triangular Cooperation. She serves as Relief International's Country Representative in Iran, managing Relief International's post-emergency and response to the 2003 Iranian earthquake, and developed and managed support for displaced persons and micro-financing programs in country. She is currently working out of Manila to assist in the response to Typhoon Haiyan. Azadeh's expertise is on the empowerment of local communities following emergencies to ensure the response is sustainable, particularly in a global health context.

  • Dr. Juma Rahman
  • Sakti Women Center, New Zealand

Juma publishes in international journals and edited book volumes since her MPH Global Health graduation in 2011. Her research concentrates on environmental and occupational health. She gained substantial professional experiences with the public sector, academic institutes, and the non-government sector. Currently she is engaged with the Sakti Women Center (a renowned New Zealand NGO serving ethnic women, victims of domestic violence). Juma obtained her medical degree from Dhaka University, Bangladesh and her MPH Global Health from Thammasat University, Thailand. She is currently enrolled as PhD candidate at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Dr. Khine Soe Lin
  • Public Health Analyst for UNOPS, Yangon, Myanmar

Dr. Khine Soe Lin from Myanmar, who graduated from our Global Health program in 2010, returned to the practice of public health by taking up positions as Senior Program Associate with IOM, Yangon and as Public Health Analyst for UNOPS, Yangon. In 2015, he enrolled for his 2nd Master's degree in Epidemiology at University of Melbourne. In the same year, he received an award for his poster presentation at the World HIV-AIDS Congress 2015 at Brisbane Australia, and the Australian Student Thesis Award from University of Melbourne in 2016. He is now looking forward to undertaking his doctoral studies with an aim to build an academic career in Myanmar.

  • Ephraim T. Chiriseri
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Expert WHO Liberia

Ephraim, graduated from MPH Global Health program in 2011. He was at the forefront fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease was the first time of this size is being experienced in West Africa. WHO provides technical leadership and operational support to the government and partners for Ebola control efforts including social mobilization; monitors Ebola transmission and the impact of interventions in order to guide allocation of resources in line with operational plans; and facilitates availability of essential health data/information.

  • Geraldine Nyasha Chipendo
  • Health Manager, Int'l Rescue Officer, Liberia

Geraldine graduated from the MPH Global Health program in 2013 and led IRC' s office in Lofa County, Liberia, to respond to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Through health systems strengthening initiatives, Lofa County was the first county to eradicate Ebola. Under Geraldine's leadership this was a great achievement for IRC as the agency was the major health partner to the Ministry of Health for Lofa County. Geraldine is currently spear heading research activities for the male circumcision program in the Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe and managed to strengthen the weekly electronic reporting nationwide through SMS platforms and improved periodical reporting using the National District Health Information System.

  • Kudakwashe Dube
  • UNFPA Officer, Zambia

Kudakwashe Dube graduated from our MPH Global Health program in 2012. He immediately joined UNAIDS as Policy and Program Officer with the Together for Girls program and currently works as Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Youth Officer with UNFPA in Zambia. He was awarded as UN Champion for Reproductive Health in 2014 for his work on sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescent girls in Sub-Saharan Africa.