Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management

Student Profiles

Heller MS students are simply amazing. We believe that our program attracts people who are uniquely driven to improving health systems for local communities. Our students come to Heller with an already-impressive array of skills and experiences, from doctors and nurses, to returned Peace Corps volunteers and public health workers. 

Kaique Fermiano Manuel

Kaique Fermiano Manuel, MS GHPM’22 (Brazil)

Manuel’s interests include data analytics, strategies design, monitoring and evaluation to achieve goals of improving education and health. Combined with his management and leadership background, he aims to use these skills to make a difference at the national and international level. 

“You impact health with education, and you impact education with health — especially when we’re talking about special education,” he says.

Kelly Akuffo, MS GHPM'22

Kelly Akuffo, MS GHPM’22

Recipient of the Heller Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Akuffo says the global health policy and management program at Heller appealed to her because it is policy focused and incorporates STEM courses in health economics and data analysis that will help hone her analytical skills.

“What I like about the classes is that the professors challenge us to become change-makers. The curriculum encourages innovative solutions to many issues in the health system, from improving performance to eliminating access barriers for consumers,” she says.
Tori Lee, MBA/MS GHPM’22

Tori Lee, MBA/MS GHPM’22

“Heller is one of the few institutions where I saw an equal marriage of hard, corporate skills but also social justice values. I could learn to manage people and practice health equity in the same school.”

“I’m really interested in expanding what health care as a human right looks like in the United States, and for all people,” Lee says, referencing ideas such as Medicare for All. She hopes to help unite different institutions to create policy, “marrying my organizing background with more of the strategic project management that I'm learning here at Heller.”