Who are our alumni?

Farida Mushi, MS'16 (Tanzania and Namibia)

Technical Specialist, IntraHealth International

Before Heller, “My career had reached a brick wall,” she says. As a pharmacist in Tanzania, her home country, and Namibia for more than a decade, she had peaked in what she could do with her existing skills. “I wanted more knowledge on policy change, systems strengthening. I saw gaps in areas like maternal mortality and reproductive health, and felt like something more could be done. That’s why I thought global health policy could equip me to go in that direction.”

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Bulat Idrisov, MS’14 (Russia)

Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Bashkir State Medical University; Founder, Panacea.Cloud

“I am confident being in positions that require you to lead. It’s very unusual for a physician like myself to come do a master’s degree in the United States. But because of my experience at Heller I can look at ambitious projects and say, ‘It’s not easy, but I can do it.’”

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Lesley Joseph

Lesly Joseph, MS'16 (Haiti)

Co-Founder, Saint Apollonia Mobile Dental Clinic

 Heller “offered unique insight about global health: It has a specific point of view in terms of addressing access, especially in developing nations. This was important because I wanted to go back to my country and apply what I learned.”

When Joseph returned to Haiti, he worked with colleagues to start a mobile clinic. “Most dentists have their clinics in the capital of Port-au-Prince, leaving a lot of the population without access to dental care. I thought if we can create a mobile dental clinic, going from community to community, city to city, we can address this gap.”

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Brooke Rosenbauer ’09, MS’12 (United States)

Senior Manager of Community Impact for Social Purpose, Reebok

She’s worked at Reebok since 2014, starting with the kids’ fitness program BOKS, an initiative of the Reebok Foundation that provides a before-school physical activity curriculum for kids in all 50 states as well as Canada, South Korea and Japan. Now, she’s expanding her role with Reebok community impact, including the daunting task of helping the company reshape its social purpose strategy: to tackle the fitness gap.  

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Linda Arogundade, MS'11 (Nigeria)

Immunization Technical Consultant, Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center

“A Heller MS degree gives you flexibility. You can work in any part of the world, in developing or developed countries, and still make an impact. You can practically do anything you want to do and achieve the same goal of preventing diseases, protecting communities and helping people lead healthy lifestyles.”

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Sreeraj Sasi, MS'10 (New Zealand)

Improvement Advisor, Development and Delivery Team, Ko Awatea

“I lead and support various project and program teams in applying improvement tools and approaches. Currently I’m leading a health equity campaign and a diabetes collaborative within Counties Manukau-Auckland. I provide advice, practical help and coaching and deliver teaching sessions in the application of quality improvement tools for internal and external customers. I’m also part of the change management team, whose mission is to affect an organizational culture change that is committed to continuous, deliberate improvement of patient experience, organizational performance and culture.”

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Pushpita Samina, MS'15 (Bangladesh)

Clinical Services Lead, Office of Health, Population, Nutrition and Education, USAID Bangladesh

She represents USAID Bangladesh in the government technical forum of quality improvement of health services and monitors the implementation of quality related activities of USAID funded projects. In her current role, her knowledge of health systems strengthening, health economics and financing is critical to providing technical support related to universal healthcare in Bangladesh.

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Elizabeth Glaser, MS GHPM’08, PhD’16

Visiting Faculty, Global Health Service Partnership

“Once the opportunity arose to serve in the Ebola response, I took it. I had been the moderator for the Ebola response community at Global Health Delivery Online, answering questions and facilitating discussion between health practitioners and researchers in 77 countries. My years as an HIV care nurse would be put to good use, and the presence of volunteers from prominent NGOs would likely bring much needed supplies and funding into the Ebola-afflicted countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.”

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Parisa Kharazi first found out about Heller while she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana. With her MS in global health policy and management she is now a Senior Health Informatics Analyst at Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University.