• Clinical Instructor, Global Health
  • Program Manager, Global WACh
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Alyson Shumays is a public health professional with more than 20 years of experience in the design, leadership, and management of public health programs. As a Research Program Manager at Global WACh, she serves as the staff lead for the Gut Health and Child Survival priority area. In this role she oversees the grant portfolio, supports research operations and manages a growing team of staff and students. Alyson is also a Clinical Instructor, and co-designed and now teaches Project Management in Global Health.

Prior to joining Global WACh, Ms. Shumays worked at 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 holds a Masters in Public Health from 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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