Job Placements

Our MS in Global Health Policy and Management class of 2015 are employed all over the world and in a variety of sectors. Geographically, 46 percent are working in the U.S., 36 percent in the Middle East and Northern Africa, nine percent in Asia and nine percent in sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 33 percent are working in the government sector, 25 percent are in the nonprofit sector, 25 percent are in academia, eight percent are in continuing education and eight percent are in the for-profit sector. 

Below are some examples of recent MS-GHPM graduates' job titles and the organizations where they are working today. 

  • Research Assistant, Brandeis University
  • Coordinator of Health Policy and Planning, Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic
  • Health Manager, Plan International
  • Maternal and Newborn Health Intern, Population Council
  • Associate Product Manager, SRS Medical
  • Communication, Advocacy and Outreach Analyst, UN Women
  • Regional Policy and Programme Officer, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, UN World Food Programme
  • Strategic Communications Officer, World Education (John Snow, Inc)
Head shot of Sreeraj Sasi, MS '10
Sreeraj Sasi, MS GHPM'10

Alumnus career profile: Transforming health systems in New Zealand

Sreeraj Sasi, MS GHPM’10 

Sreeraj Sasi recently joined the Auckland, New Zealand-based organization Ko Awatea as an improvement advisor for their development and delivery team. Ko Awatea works to improve the wellbeing of local and regional communities by adopting a holistic, evidence-based approach. 

Sreeraj leads and supports various project and program teams in applying improvement tools and approaches. He says, “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.”

Working on quality and process improvement projects always excites Sreeraj. He says, “It’s even more exciting and challenging when you are in a new country and working in a health system that is unknown to you. This job gives me an opportunity to explore new horizons and learn health systems issues from a global perspective.”

Sreeraj's role at Ko Awatea involves working with various marginalized and deprived ethnic populations in New Zealand. He adds, “This job gives me a great platform to use my knowledge and skills to address these issues and grow professionally through new tasks and challenges—ones I haven’t had the opportunity to tackle in previous roles.”

Elizabeth Glaser, MS GHPM’08, PhD’16
Elizabeth Glaser, MS GHPM'08, PhD'16

Alumna career profile: Ebola response in Liberia

Elizabeth Glaser, MS GHPM’08, PhD’16

In December 2013, an Ebola outbreak began in Guinea, West Africa. Unlike previous outbreaks along the forests of the Congo Basin, Ebola did not burn out after a short time—instead, widespread and intense transmission persisted, spreading to three countries, with limited disease activity in at least six more.

“Once the opportunity arose to serve in the Ebola response, I took it,” says Elizabeth Glaser. “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.”

During her time in the 25-bed unit, Glaser cared for about 30 men, women, and children with Ebola. “Despite the use of IV fluids and other interventions, the mortality rate ranged between 50 to 60 percent,” she says. “That’s a great improvement from the overall rate of 70 percent for the entire outbreak, but still unacceptable when we consider that mortality for Westerners at that time was a considerably lower 10 to 20 percent.”

After returning from Liberia, Glaser returned to the Heller School to complete her PhD dissertation, titled, “The impact of malaria on three aspects of human development:  An exploration of methods and measures in a resource constrained setting.” She successfully defended her dissertation in 2016 and accepted a Visiting Faculty appointment at Global Health Service Partnership.