triangle global health career day


The Triangle Global Health Career Day provides an excellent opportunity for students and professionals interested in careers in global health to learn more about the field, make connections with influential individuals and institutions, and sharpen and develop their marketable skills. At the same time, local organizations will gain access to highly-qualified and passionate individuals interested in global health and have an opportunity to share their mission and impact.



Triangle Global Health Career Day will bring students and professionals together to explore careers in global health. Attendees will have opportunities to speak one-on-one to representatives from global health organizations to learn more about their work, hiring practices, and current opportunities. The day’s activities will also include skill-building sessions, time for networking with local leaders in global health, and information and advice on entering into the field.


RTP Foundation,

12 Davis Dr. Durham, NC


Friday, January 27, 2017

10:00am – 4:00pm


Connect, find new opportunities, and build skills for a career in global health

Thank you to all the speakers, employers, mentors, and attendees who made the 2017 Triangle Global Health Career Day a success!

What our attendees had to say...

The Triangle Global Health Career Day was an amazing experience to be in the same room as many global health organizations in the area and learn about the work they do. While there I met with a recruiter to learn about the organization and open positions; two months later I was hired. I contribute much of my success in landing a job with this great organization to the Triangle Global Health Career Day and highly recommend it to recent or soon-to-be graduates!
The event was surprising! I was able to connect with people in a way that unique and interesting. The variety of programming was engaging, and the range of employers vital.


10:00 AM

Networking and Exhibit Space Open House

10:45 AM

Careers in Global Health Discussion

Join our panelists to explore a wide range of global health career options, including in biopharma research, health development, and government.  Panelists will share from their experience and discuss the good, the bad and the inspiring aspects of a global health career path.

11:30 AM

Networking and Exhibit Space Open House

12 PM

Mentorship Lunch

Join local global health leaders for lunch and small group discussions ranging from the most valuable global health skills to the reality of working in global health.

1:00 PM

Networking and Exhibit Space Open House

1:30 PM

User-Centered Design in Global Health

This highly interactive session will cover skill-building for user-centered design that can be applied to many different global health challenges.

3:30 PM

Coffee and Dessert Reception



Leah M. Devlin
Leah M. Devlin

Professor of the Practice - Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dr. Devlin has more than 30 years in public health practice in North Carolina including 10 years as the Wake County Health Director and 10 years as the State Health Director for North Carolina.

Giselle Bonet
Giselle Bonet

Giselle Bonet has worked for the last 15 years in Medical Devices investing, acquiring, developing and commercializing technologies that improve standard of care and mortality rates across the globe.

Bobby Jefferson
Bobby Jefferson

Bobby Jefferson, a leader in the field of information and communications technology for development (ICT4D), is working to expand DAI’s range of digital health services. Bobby has led a staff of health IT project managers, software engineers, and programmers to support countrywide health information systems for emerging markets. He has developed and deployed large-scale management information systems for use in international clinical trials and associated clinical data management.

Elizabeth Knippler
Elizabeth Knippler

Elizabeth Knippler is a Research Assistant at the Duke Global Health Institute supporting NIH-funded projects related to HIV infection, women's health, and global mental health in South Africa and Tanzania. She also serves as the Coordinator for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of Duke's Center for AIDS Research.

Stephanie Watson-Grant
Stephanie Watson-Grant

Stephanie Watson-Grant has over twelve years’ experience in the field of international health and development. She began her career with the Social Development Commission, the Jamaican Government’s agency for community development and developed skills in research and planning at the community level. Future positions have been with USAID and UNAIDS, the most recent being the MEASURE Evaluation project led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.