Undergraduate Minor
(BS ’14)
Major in Bioengineering with Honors, Minors in Global Health and Mathematics

Jared Houghtaling

A Pacific Northwest native, Jared’s interest in global health grew alongside his bioengineering research designing sensitive lateral flow assays to diagnose malaria at the point-of-care. He sat on the UW Global Health Undergraduate Leadership Committee in 2013, where he helped coordinate global health-related events, acted as a student voice in administrative decisions for the minor, and spearheaded a journal club.  After completing his Bioengineering degree at UW, Jared began a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.  Currently conducting his thesis research in Fribourg, Switzerland, he is in close proximity to the WHO and is involved in ongoing collaborations with global health innovators. 

The minor provided me with a thorough understanding of the aspects, requirements, and constraints of successful global health solutions.  My training continues to motivate and guide my approach toward engineering biomedical technologies for use at the point-of-care.