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


Jeffery Ezennia, MS ’18, clinical research coordinator associate, General Pediatrics, Stanford University

Alysse Maglior, MS ’16, research coordinator, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF

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 of medicine, General Internal Medicine, 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

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

Government and NGOs

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

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

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)

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

Private Sector

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

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

Ariana Afshar, MS ‘14, VP strategic partnerships, HealthTap

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

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

Advanced Education and Training

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

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

Harry Whittle, MBBS, MS ‘14, Foundation Year 2 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