Population Health

September 10, 2019

Initiative announces inaugural cohort for new humanitarian graduate certificate

Image of two UW students talking to a man on the roof of a storm-damaged homeThe Population Health Initiative today announced the admission of five students into the new Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response. The certificate, which is offered through the University of Washington Graduate School, is intended to train an interdisciplinary group of UW graduate and professional students to become that next generation of leaders in international humanitarian response.

The inaugural cohort of students admitted into the certificate program are:

Name Degree Program
Kim Baker Master of Public Health (Global Health Track)
Stephen Chadwick Master of Arts in International Studies
Rikki Peck Doctor of Nursing Practice – Population Health
Priti Shah Master of Public Administration
Rachel Wittenauer Master of Public Health (Global Health Track)

“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding group of students to the new certificate program,” said David Townes, professor of Emergency Medicine and the faculty chair of the certificate. “The range of degree programs represented by this student cohort is reflective of the increasingly interdisciplinary approach needed to better respond to natural, technological and human-made disasters in international settings.”

The application period for the 2020-21 student cohort will open in spring 2020.

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