Careers in Public Health: Panel Discussion [HGHI and GHHP event]


Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


42 Church Street, 2nd Flr (HGHI)

Want to learn more about careers in public health? Interested in options other than a clinical degree? The Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy (GHHP) and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) invite you to a Career Panel Discussion featuring professionals working in the field of US health policy & global health. Food will be provided, and you’ll have time afterwards to mingle and ask one-on-one questions.



Osaremen Okolo '17

Osaremen Okolo graduated with high honors from Harvard College in May 2017. She concentrated primarily in History of Science (Medicine and Society) with an allied, joint concentration in African and African-American Studies. She also obtained a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Since graduation, Osaremen has continued to focus on the intersections between medicine, policy, and service by working as Ranking Member Patty Murray’s Legislative Aide for Health Policy on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and, most recently, as Health Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. 


Kelly Phouyaphone

Kelly Phouyaphone is a Program Manager for the Harvard Global Health Institute’s initiatives in Climate Change and Health and Healthy Cities. Prior to joining HGHI, she oversaw research programs in urban slum health and infectious diseases, including the Zika virus epidemic in Northeastern Brazil, at the Yale School of Public Health. She has also been based in Southeast Asia as a Malaria Program Associate for the Lao PDR country office under the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). She received her MPH in Global Health Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Milken Institute School of Public Health and a BSc. in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.


Bram Shim '15

Bran Shim is Finance Director Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Previously he served as Assistant Budget Director and as a senior fiscal policy analyst at the Executive Office for Administration and Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he managed the budgets for the Medicaid program and technology services and security. While at Harvard, he was the president of the Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum and graduated in 2015 with a degree in statistics and a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy.