Erica Di Ruggiero
Health Sciences Building 106
  • September 26, 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Are you interested in learning more about the different career pathways in global health? Then, this series is for you. Come share your experiences and burning questions and interact with our speakers working in academia, government, entrepreneurship, consulting and NGO sectors.

Speaker – Dr. Helen Scott has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) since the organization was created in 2010.

Under her leadership, CanWaCH has catalyzed Canadian collaboration among more than 100 members working to improve women and children’s health in 1,000 communities worldwide. Among its significant accomplishments, CanWaCH has established a metrics portal to track the impact of maternal, newborn and child health programs globally.

Previously, Helen managed and collaborated on a variety of health policy and health care delivery systems projects, including: World Health Organization projects on childhood injury prevention across 49 countries; the Canadian national program for food fortification with folic acid; Ontario’s universal influenza immunization initiative; Ontario’s early obstetrics discharge program; and, community-wide preterm birth prevention programs.

Helen holds a doctorate in epidemiology with a focus on maternal and child health. She also holds an assistant professor appointment in the Epidemiology Department, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Discussant – Shamim Ahmed is a 1st Year PhD student in Social and Behavior Health Sciences at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He is a Connaught Scholar and Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health Fellow. Shamim previously studied MSS in Economics and MPH from Bangladesh. Shamim has 8 years of development experience working with several international organizations on issues like Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Development Economics, Public Policy and Health System Management. He has keen interest to work with socially marginalized communities and deprived population.