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.

Global Health Graduates Today


Laila Soudi, MS ‘15, clinical research coordinator, Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program, Stanford University

Jennifer Zech, MS ‘15, research coordinator, General Internal Medicine and Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety, University of Washington

Nicole Santos, PhD, MS ‘13, discovery research coordinator, Preterm Birth Initiative-East Africa, UCSF

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

Kathy Burke, MM, MS ‘12, deputy director, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University

Government and NGOs

Tommaso Bulfone, MS ‘17, researcher, California Academy of Sciences

Jay Garcia, MS ‘17, program manager, Unite for Sight

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

Guzyal Gabitova, MS ‘12, research analyst, Central Asia Field Epidemiology and Training, US Diplomatic Mission

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

Private Sector

Ashley Lucas, RN, MS ‘15, clinical specialist, Metabiota

Thea Sutton, MS ‘14, business analyst, Applied Innovation Team, Genentech

Advanced Education and Training

Alex Chin, MS ’15, student, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California

Harry Whittle, MBBS, MS ‘14, Foundation Year 1 doctor, Newham University Hospital, London

Maryam Zafer, MS ‘14, student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

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

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