Monday, October 20, 2014: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Interested in expanding your international connections? Working or training abroad? In this year’s career panel discussion, SMDM members will share their insights and experiences on career paths in global health, international mobility, identifying good projects, building strong collaborators, and navigating multiple stakeholders. Introductions from panelists will be followed by a question and answer discussion with the audience. Panelists are the SMDM Annual Meeting Keynote speaker, Damien Walker, a health economist from the Gates Foundation; Tania Laurenco, former SMDM-AHRQ post-doctoral fellow and currently the Coordinator for Angola’s National Public Health Strategic Plan 2025; Emily Burger, PhD student at the University of Oslo, Norway and visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health; Fernando Alarid, former faculty at Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health/Mexican School of Public Health and currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota; and Anushua Sinha from Rutgers University whose research focuses on economic evaluation in low and middle income countries. 

For more information please contact Beate Sander ( or Natasha Stout (

Beate Sander, PhD