Population Health

June 30, 2020

Initiative announces latest cohort for humanitarian graduate certificate

Image of rescue workers amidst earthquake rubbleThe Population Health Initiative today announced the admission of six new students into the 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 new cohort of students admitted into the certificate program are:

Name Degree Program
Khadidja Harrell Master of Public Health (Global Health Track)
David Jackson Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management
Tiffany Liu Doctor of Nursing Practice – Population Health
Saida Mahamud-Tukri Master of Public Health (Global Health Track)
Odion Omovbude PhD Law
Christina Sun Master of Public Health (Epidemiology Track)

“We are delighted to welcome another outstanding group of students to the certificate program,” said David Townes, professor of Emergency Medicine and the faculty chair of the certificate. “The range of backgrounds and interests possessed by these students is indicative of the interdisciplinary approach that we must have to be able to better support international responses to natural, technological and human-made disasters.”

The application period for the 2021-22 student cohort will open in spring 2021.

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