Navigating the Career Search in Global Health

  • Feb 15, 2017
  • 12:00pm1:00pm
  • 040 Trent Hall


Senior Vice President, FHI 360 (retired)

About the Speaker

Mr. West has experience with programs, research and TA systems around the world. He worked with CDC for many years holding key roles in Atlanta and serving as technical advisor to state/local health departments, community organizations and foreign governments. In 1975, he was a member of the Smallpox Eradication Team in Bangladesh. In the 1980’s, he served as CDC project officer for many HIV prevention research projects. In 1997, he was the technical advisor to the Government of Vietnam and awarded the “Medal for the People’s Health” in 2001.

In 2003, he became FHI 360’s Senior Vice President for Research, responsible for overseeing and supporting the Company’s global research efforts. He was later the Asia/Pacific Technical Director and the Director of FHI 360 programs and research in Vietnam.

Mr. West holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from multiple U.S. universities. He was trained and gained experience as an epidemiologist through CDC’s programs. He has authored/co-authored many publications on health issues and policies.

About the Lecture

During his career with CDC and FHI 360, Mr. West interviewed hundreds of applicants for program and research positions at all levels in the U.S. and in other countries. He was the senior hiring manager for many large-scale domestic and international projects. In his presentation, he will draw from his experience and review the skills and experience that make applicants for positions in global health more competitive. He will also discuss how to best present your qualifications and be effective in interviews. He will also review the types of program and research positions commonly available in global health and where to look for them.

Lunch will be provided, so please be sure to RSVP for this event.




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Natalia Silva Harwood
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