Your Future in Global Health

The global health degree prepares graduates for careers that are as diverse as the field of global health. As a graduate of the master’s program, you may choose to teach, conduct research or manage a global health program or initiative. You may pursue advanced training or professional education, such as medical school, residency or a fellowship, or you could engage in clinical practice. You may find work in government organizations, NGOs or the private sector. With your global health degree, you may even be hired by UCSF or your capstone project partners to continue work from your master's research.

See the program’s career outcomes compiled by the UCSF Graduate Division.

Global Health Graduates Today


Anika Kalra, MS '20, program coordinator, Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action, UCSF

Jorge Ramírez, MD, MS '16, director, Global Health Program, School of Public Health, University of Chile; emergency medicine doctor

Laila Soudi, MS '15, founder and director, Sana Relief, Stanford University School of Medicine

Jennifer Zech, MS '15, project officer, OpCon, ICAP, Columbia University

John Weinstein, PhD, MS '14, assistant professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Ingrid Chen, PhD, MS '13, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Malaria Elimination Initiative, UCSF

Stephanie Klees, MD, MS '13, pediatrics faculty, Rwanda Human Resources for Health, Yale University, Rwanda

Nicole Santos, PhD, MS '13, discovery research manager, Preterm Birth Initiative-East Africa, UCSF

Megan Rose Curtis, MS '12, fellow, Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General/Brigham and Women’s Hospitals

Kathy Burke, MM, MS '12, DCI fellow, senior advisor, Stanford Global Health, Stanford University

Government and NGOs

Pei Hao, MS '19, bilingual editor, China CDC Weekly, Beijing

Ola Alani, MS '17, regional international service coordinator, AmeriCorps California Disaster Action Team; volunteer recruitment team, American Red Cross

Jay Garcia, MS '17, project manager, COVID-19 US Technical Assistance, Partners in Health

Katie Lesyna-Mlaponi, MS '16, co-founder, Thrive Afya Tanzania

Alysse Maglior, MS '16, technical program officer, J.C. Flowers Foundation

Laura Pineda, MS '16, National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA), Colombia

Harinder Chahal, PharmD, MS '14, senior public health advisor and researcher, Office of Public Health Strategy and Analysis, Office of the Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration

Guzyal Gabitova, MS '12, editorial research associate, Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Amethyst Gillis, MS '11, senior laboratory advisor and capacity building expert, DAI, Cameroon

Teri Reynolds, MD, PhD, MS '10, scientist, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva

Private Sector

Brittney Butler, MS '19, research analyst, Milken Institute

Resego Bokete, MS '18, clinical project associate, Gilead Sciences

Vikram Sridharan, MS '18, data scientist, Metabiota

Emma Zorensky, MS '17, head of operations, Sempre Health

Ashley Lucas, RN, MS '15, clinical specialist, Labyrinth Global Health

Ariana Afshar, MS '14, VP operations, Cricket Health

Thea Sutton, MS '14, senior manager, Alliance & Advocacy Relations, Genentech

Katie Fox, MS '13, solutions and delivery, Evidation Health

Nicholas Hu, MS '13, head of global operations, Zipline International Inc.

Advanced Education and Training

Maggie Schultz, MS '19, nursing student, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Simmons University

Jeffery Ezennia, MS '18, medical student, UC Riverside School of Medicine

Camila Hurtado, MS '18, Tommaso Bulfone, MS '17, and Anthony Nardone, MS '16, MS/MD students, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Pal Shah, MS '17, medical student, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Emma Wilde Botta, MS '16, nursing student, School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University

Alex Chin, DDS, MS '15, resident, VA Palo Alto; visiting resident, Stanford Health Care

Anton Avanceña, MS '14, PhD candidate, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Katherine McClendon, MS '14, PhD student, UCSF School of Nursing

Harry Whittle, MBBS, MS '14, academic clinical fellow, National Institute of Health Research, University College London

Maryam Zafer, MD, MS '14, internal medicine resident, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago

Jillian Armstrong, MS '13, PhD student, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health; fellow, Global Health Equity Scholars, Fogarty International Center

Frey Gugsa, MD, MS '13, resident physician, Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Keely Jordan (Bisch), MS '13, PhD candidate, School of Global Public Health, New York University

Renata Abrahão, MD, PhD, MS '11, genetic epidemiology fellow, International Agency for Research on Cancer, France