Spotlights

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020
by Aimee Bronfeld
In this Spotlight, Visiting Fellow Veronica Grembi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Milan, offers a candid glimpse into her background and research investigating issues at the intersection of law and economics, from medical malpractice to fiscal rules.
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
by Aimee Bronfeld

One might say that Adriana Corredor-Waldron, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), has a knack for numbers. She holds a Ph.D. in economics and launched her career as an analyst for the Central Bank of Colombia, assessing futures, currency options and foreign exchange risk to evaluate the financial stability of...

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020
by Aimee Bronfeld

Arbel Griner, Ph.D., once dreamed of becoming a detective, but that was not in the cards – not exactly, anyway. Reflecting a penchant for mysteries and an insatiable curiosity, that childhood ambition fueled a scientific appreciation for the “investigative process.” At a young age, Arbel developed an inquisitive eye and an open mind, as well as...

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
by Aimee Bronfeld

Heidi Morefield, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), has a unique perspective on public health. After growing up in Canada with the security of universal health care, Heidi experienced a far more fragmented health insurance system in the United States, where coverage has not kept pace with escalating...

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
by Erin Wispelwey
Welcome, Carla Guerriero! Carla, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Naples Federico II and an Honorary Research Fellow in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is visiting Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing this semester. I recently sat down...
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Hirsch to learn how she interrogates the upstream and contextual level factors that affect health and wellbeing behaviors and outcomes in her academic work as well as how she is working toward advancing justice and amplifying her impact through community organizing.
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey
Welcome, Sebastián Ramírez! Sebastián joins the Global Health Program as a postdoctoral research associate. In this spotlight, we talked with Sebastián about his background in anthropology, how he thinks about identity and place, and his research with internally displaced people in Colombia. Below is our conversation, edited for space.
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight, we talked with Jerry about what perspective and expertise nurses bring to global health challenges, the importance of cultural humility in global health work, and why he started the African Interdisciplinary Health Conference.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey

In this spotlight, we talk to Raphael Frankfurter about how to incorporate a critical anthropological perspective into global health practice and his experience working in Sierra Leone before, during, and after the Ebola outbreak.

 

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey
In this Spotlight, we talk to Tejas Sathe ‘13 about his favorite classes at Princeton, how the GHP got him excited to tackle big health challenges and his interests in the interplay between viruses and cancer.
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight, we talk with Rebecca Thorsness ‘13 about how she explored domestic health policy through Princeton’s Global Health Program (GHP) and has dedicated her career to improving healthcare access in the US through Medicaid policy and access.
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey

In this Spotlight, we talked with Elizabeth Sajewski about her experience working with epidemiologists in Kathmandu as an undergraduate, how storytelling and mathematical modeling go hand-in-hand in the creation of health risk assessments, and why you should explore broadly in public health.

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey

Amy Sweeny studies helminth infection in mice as a PhD student in Evolutionary Biology. Amy Sweeny wrote her Princeton thesis on helminth infection in mice as an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major.

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight article, we read about Regan's journey through (a pre-GHP) Princeton, medicine, and this moment in her career.
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight, we talked to Josh Oppenheimer ‘11 about his work studying and advocating for universal health care in Mexico, the U.S., Peru, and the U.K.; how his startup uses Machine Learning to predict cardiac events; and how his time as the Managing Editor of the Daily Princetonian made him a better clinician.
Friday, Nov 3, 2017
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight we talk to Yolisa Nalule ‘10 about when she first learned the term “public health,” how a Health Grand Challenges project added a new perspective to how she saw her home country of Uganda, and how she has been combatting the spread of antibiotic resistance, and fighting infectious disease. Her advice to current students is to...
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight, we talk with Sojung Yi about her experiences abroad, what has inspired her outlook, how she finds motivation in medical school, and why global health begins with local health.
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
by Erin Wispelwey
In this spotlight article, Heidi Robbins talks about how she found herself in global health.
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
by Erin Wispelwey

Over the past five years, Career Services at Princeton has been trying to reframe how undergraduates approach their career paths to

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this spotlight, Annette Dekker talks about how GHP gave her the foundation for a career in clinical medicine and the impetus to make a significant impact in the global health arena.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16

Fulbright Scholar, published author, Harvard resident, Stanford grad, Princeton grad: these are the terms used to describe Rachel Elise Rizal. A 2009 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School, Rachel has followed her passion for healthcare delivery and health education to incredible places.

Monday, May 1, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this Spotlight, we talked with Kanwal Matharu about GHP and neuroscience, his love for medicine, and the value of giving back.
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this spotlight, Evelyn Siu '15 reflects on her time in GHP.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this spotlight, Ameer Elbuluk ’13 recounts how his GHP experiences inside and outside of the classroom shaped his global health path.
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this spotlight, Jack Ching reflects on his experience with the Global Health Program.
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this spotlight, Christine Blauvelt reflects on defining moments in her Global Health history.
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
In this spotlight, BJ Sullivan explains how GHP helped him develop a holistic perspective.
Friday, Jan 6, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
“Keep your moral compass, be humble, be creative, and don’t be scared of risks.” These are Alex Gertner’s words of advice for current GHP students. A 2010 graduate in anthropology, Gertner shared his perspective for this Spotlight.
Friday, Jan 6, 2017
by Alex Wheatley '16
Elektra Alivisatos '14 shares her thoughts on making connections through GHP, working in the life sciences, and balancing life inside and outside the classroom.
Friday, Oct 21, 2016
by Alex Wheatley
Liz Chen graduated with the first GHP cohort in 2010. She shares her perspective on GHP, Teach for America, and the idea that global health is local health.
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
by Alex Wheatley
Reflecting on her journey through and after Princeton, Daminger '12 advises global health students to "make a plan, but don't stick to it".
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016
by Alex Wheatley
Rosen ’11 speaks passionately about health services, biotech, and the value of a multidisciplinary education.
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
by Alex Wheatley
Princeton's Global Health Program taught Grinberg '13 to see systems and people "in a complicated, nuanced way."