We asked. They answered.

We are asking our faculty, staff, students and alumni questions about their global health careers, advice, predictions and more!

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Fouad Abu-Hijleh

Q&A with Fouad Abu-Hijleh, Global Health MPH Candidate, Digital Health Researcher

We at Research, Innovation and Global Solutions asked Fouad about his work with USAID's Global Health Bureau, his practicum, why he chose Gillings, and his recent publication.

Q&A with Clarke Glavin, MPH Candidate in Global Health

We at Research, Innovation and Global Solutions asked Clarke about his work prior to coming to Gillings, why he chose Gillings, and his experience in proposal writing and program management.

Clarke Glavin
Alaa Hammouda

Q&A with Alaa Hammouda, MPH Candidate in Global Health

We at Research, Innovation and Global Solutions asked Alaa about her work prior to coming to Gillings, why she chose Gillings, and what she is doing with the Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative.

Q&A with Mexan Mapouka, MPH student in Applied Epidemiology

We asked Mexan why he chose Gillings, his work prior to coming to Gillings and what he is doing with the Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative.

Doreen Alumaya

Q&A with Doreen Alumaya, MPH Student in Global Health

We asked Doreen about her work with the Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative, why she chose Gillings, and her hopes for the field of global health.

Q&A with Allysha Choudhury, PhD Student in Maternal and Child Health

We asked Allysha about her previous global health work, her interests in implementation science, and her hopes for the field of global health

Allysha Choudhury

Q&A with Morghen Philippi, MPH Student in Global Health, Global Solutions GRA

We asked Morghen about her journey in global health and her plans for post-graduation.

Q&A with Raven Dunstan, MPH Candidate in Global Health

We asked Raven about her experiences before enrolling at Gillings, her current work with Dr. Palmquist and her hopes for the future

Raven Dunstan standing in front of a tree.
Noah Kittner standing in front of a window on the UNC campus.

Q&A with Noah Kittner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

We asked Noah about his current global health work, the role of equity in sustainable energy systems, and the future of global health.

Q&A with Diana Allotey, MPH, PhD Candidate in Nutrition

We asked Diana about her global health journey and plans for the future.

Diana Allotey smiling and standing in a pink shirt.
Maggie Holly smiling in Gillings

Q&A with Maggie Holly, PhD Candidate, Humanitarian Health Initiative Intern

We asked Maggie about her work with the Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative.

Q&A with Doreen Ankamah, MPH Candidate, Humanitarian Health Initiative Intern

We asked Doreen about her internship with the Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative.

Doreen Ankamah sitting at a desk with a laptop, water bottle, and a bowl of oranges.
Ilene Speizer sitting with three people and four cats in front of a floral painted wall.

Q&A with Ilene Speizer, PhD

We asked Ilene about her global health work and the best advice she's received throughout her career.

Q&A with Lein Soltan, MPH Candidate, Humanitarian Health Initiative Intern

We asked Lein about her journey in public health and her work as a Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative Intern

Lein Soltan standing in front of a tree
Janet Okraku-Mantey standing with arms crossed.

Q&A with Janet Okraku-Mantey, MD, MPH Candidate

We asked Janet about her summer practicum with Kybele, her experiences at Gillings, and her plans for post-graduation.

Q&A with Olu Adeniran, MBChB, Tellus Leadership Scholar, MPH Candidate in Health Policy and Management

We asked Olu about his Tellus Leadership Scholarship, his identities as a physician and international student, and his plans for the future.

Olu Adeniran standing in front of a wooded scene
Dr. Palmquist sitting with a breastfeeding parent and small child on the floor of a white tent.

Q&A with Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC

We asked Dr. Palmquist about her work with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, her perspective as a medical anthropologist, and her hopes for the future of global health.

Q&A with Mariana Andreu-Sanz, MPH Candidate in Global Health

We asked Mariana about her UNC-IntraHealth Fellowship, her experience at Gillings, and her favorite spots in Chapel Hill.

Mariana Andreu-Sanz standing in front of doorway with backpack on and hands on hips.
Lizzy Knippler standing outside with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background.

Q&A with Lizzy Knippler, MPH Candidate, FHI 360-UNC Fellow

We asked Lizzy Knippler about her work at FHI 360, her experience at Gillings, and her favorite Halloween costumes.

Q&A with Dirk Davis, PhD Candidate in Health Behavior

We asked Dirk about his global LGBTQ health research, his time at Gillings, and his plans for post-dissertation.

Dr. Deshira Wallace

Q&A with Deshira Wallace, PhD

We asked Deshira Wallace, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carolina Population Center about her work, her career trajectory, and the most pressing issues in global health.

Q&A with Rohit Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH

We sat down with Rohit Ramaswamy, professor and Global Health Concentration Co-Lead, to talk about his global health work, systems thinking, and the changing global health landscape.

Rohit Ramaswamy
Andrea Mendoza

Q&A with Andrea Mendoza, MPH Candidate in Global Health

We asked Andrea about global health, her experience at Gillings, and her work with the SER (Salud, Estrés y Resiliencia/Health, Stress and Resilience) Hispano Project.

Q&A with Sheila Leatherman, CBE, Honorary FRCP, MSW

Sheila Leatherman, Gillings Global Advisor and Health Policy and Management faculty, has played a critical role in developing the Gillings Humanitarian Health Initiative (HHI). We asked her about her work and the HHI.

Sheila Leatherman

Q&A with Karl Johnson, PhD candidate & CHAP Intern

Karl Johnson, PhD candidate in Health Policy and Management, interned with Community Health Acceleration Partnership (CHAP) this summer. We interviewed Karl about his internship and life as a PhD student.

Q&A with Rohini Rajgopal and Aditi Kamat, Student Global Health Committee Co-Chairs

We interviewed Rohini and Aditi about SGHC, their visions for the future of global health, and their favorite places in Chapel Hill.

Peggy Bentley

Q&A with Peggy Bentley, PhD, outgoing Associate Dean for Global Health

On September 1, 2020, Dr. Bentley will step down as Associate Dean for Global Health after 17 years. We interviewed Dr. Bentley about her time as Associate Dean for Global Health.

Q&A with Suzanne Maman, PhD, new Associate Dean for Global Health

Dr. Maman officially starts September 1, 2020. We interviewed Dr. Maman about her new position.

Dr. Maman talks with health behavior students.