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Global Health Career Panel Speaker Bios Global Health Career Panel Speaker Bios
Global Health Career Panel Speaker Bios
Global health offers a range of career possibilities, from academia, to the non-profit, governmental, and for-profit sectors.

Come hear about some career opportunities and learn how to better prepare for the global health careers of the future.

Laura Haskins, MSN, MPH, RN, OCN
Laura Haskins is a nurse and public health practitioner working in global oncology. She has worked as an oncology nurse in diverse settings across the US, and as a nurse educator at cancer centers in Haiti and Rwanda with the NGO Partners in Health. She now works at the UN (the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy at the International Atomic Energy Agency) where she supports low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their national cancer control programs. She is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society and has partnered on projects with the Africa Cancer Research and Control ECHO and the US National Cancer Institute, Center for Global Health.

Cara Bess Janusz, MA, MPH, PhD
Cara Bess Janusz is an applied public health researcher who focuses on optimizing vaccination and vaccine-preventable disease outcomes in pediatric populations. Her program of research spans the disciplines of epidemiology, health services, and decision and implementation sciences. Her work broadly aims to generate actionable inputs for policy and program decisions related to the delivery of immunization services. She recently completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in pediatric health services at the University of Michigan’s Child Health and Evaluation Research Center. In November 2022, Dr. Janusz will join the School of Medicine at Wake Forest University as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Implementation Science and Epidemiology & Prevention under the Division of Public Health Sciences.

Shannon Prudhomme, MPH
Shannon Prudhomme, MPH is global health professional with experience the areas of women’s health, private sector engagement, livelihoods, and youth education. Throughout her 15-year career, she has been able to cross-pollinate lessons learned from her international and domestic experience working with health, humanitarian relief, and community development organizations, including CARE International, Project HOPE, FHI 360, Africare Zimbabwe, Botswana Family Welfare Association, UNICEF USA, and the Uganda Village Project. Shannon holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan; Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Journalism (minor in Biology) from Xavier University of Louisiana; and graduate-level certificates in Impact Investing & Social Enterprise Management from Middlebury Institute and in Strategic Sustainable Development from Blekinge Institute of Technology.

Eric Ramirez-Ferrero, MPH, PhD
For 20+ years, Eric Ramirez-Ferrero has held senior technical and leadership positions in reproductive health, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently serves as Senior Technical Director for the USAID- funded global project, Momentum Integrated Health resilience, which focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes in fragile states and conflict-affected settings. Eric holds two public health graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University.

Global Health Career Panel Speaker Bios Global Health Career Panel Speaker Bios
Global Health Career Panel Speaker Bios
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