Discussion with Erin Ferenchick, M.D.

Date
Feb 16, 2022, 12:15 pm1:00 pm
Location
Robertson Hall, Room 015
Speaker
Sponsor
Co-sponsored by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellbeing
Audience
Students, Faculty, Fellows & Staff - registration required
Event Description

A moderated discussion with Erin Ferenchick, M.D., Primary Health Care (PHC) lead at the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS and Malaria. Her role supports countries in building resilient and sustainable systems for health with an emphasis on strengthening primary care. In addition, Ferenchick is an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Center for Family and Community Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Erin will reflect on the evolving role of Primary Health Care (PHC) in the global health space. She'll discuss practical aspects of shifting to more integrative ways to get PHC services to people who need them most, how to engage communities in the redesign of national PHC policies, and the growing effort to ensure mental health is included within PHC. Erin also will share insights on how professional options and career tracks within Global Health are adapting to news ways of working.

The guest capacity is 30. Please RSVP here.

About the speaker: After graduating from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in anthropology, Erin Ferenchick, M.D., spent a year as a fellow for Princeton in Africa (PiAf), performing needs assessments, securing grants and supporting project implementation to address important issues like maternal-child health for the International Rescue Committee in Somaliland. She then spent two years as the Executive Director of PiAf, which offers fellowships in public health, education, conservation, social entrepreneurship and microfinance. Ferenchick is currently working as the Primary Health care (PHC) advisor at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. There her role is to support countries in building resilient and sustainable systems for health with an emphasis on strengthening primary care. In addition, Ferenchick is an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Center for Family and Community Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.  Previously, she has worked as a long-term consultant for the World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.