We are proud to present our inaugural cohort of DrGH students, who began the program in Autumn 2021. Brief biosketches of each student is featured below.
Eliud Akama chose to pursue the Doctor of Global Health leadership and practice (DrGH) program to help bridge the gap between research, implementation, and actual public health practice. For the past 14 years, he has led large teams in the design, integration, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of strategies for health systems strengthening to improve service delivery in HIV, maternal child health, and family planning. In particular, he has focused on translating research findings into public health practice using implementation science approaches. Prior to joining the DrGH program, he worked with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kenya as a public health research scientist and a study manager for multiple research projects. Eliud holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Washington and is interested in policy implementation science, health systems financing, implementation and sustainability and stakeholder engagement.