Office of Research

Building Effective International Collaborations

Friday, May 10, 2013

12-1pm at Gerberding 142


International research has grown tremendously in the past decade and many hard lessons around international collaboration have been learned during that time. This session will share some of the challenges and rewarding benefits of international projects in order to help you succeed in future international collaborations. A short video and group discussion is planned. We hope you will join us.

Presented by:

  • Laura Hahn
    Global Health Programs Team Leader for Namibia, I-TECH

In 2008, Ms. Hahn returned to Seattle to work for the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) within the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Over the past five years, she has managed global health pre-service and in-service training and evaluation projects for the Haiti, Botswana, and Namibia programs and is currently the Global Health Programs Team Leader for the Namibia (based in Seattle) where she oversees a $7 million dollar portfolio of HRSA, CDC, NIH, and DOD grants. She collaborates closely with three PIs, 19 faculty, a seven person headquarters based team, and a country office based team of more than 70, including a Country Director.

Born and raised in Seattle, Ms. Hahn received her BA degree in History at the University of Portland in Oregon and joined the Peace Corps from 2000-2002 as a Community Health Extension Agent in rural Niger where her interest in health system strengthening and access to quality health care peaked. She subsequently lived and worked in France, Haiti, the United Kingdom, and Benin between 2002 - 2008 for a variety of organizations including the U.S. Department of State, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Population Services International, and Peace Corps. In 2006, she received her Masters of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.