• Director of Research Operations, Global WACh
  • eDGH Instructor
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Alyson Shumays currently works as a Program Manager at Global WACh, supporting the Gut Health and Child Survival research portfolio. Ms. Shumays has over 20 years of experience in global health project and program management. She worked at Akeso Associates, a small consulting firm, mainly supporting organizational development and monitoring and evaluation. She previously worked at the University of Washington’s I-TECH, where she led headquarters based teams to implement large health systems strengthening programs in Tanzania, Namibia, and China. Her duties included program and budget management, supervision, training, program design, and evaluation. Prior to working at I-TECH, Ms. Shumays worked at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies on the Board on Global Health. She also has several years experience working as a grant manager at non-profit organizations and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. Ms. Shumays completed her Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

  • MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BS (Pennsylvania State University)
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Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Child Mortality
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Nutrition
  • Trop. Med (incl. Parasites)
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