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Sharon Rudy

Dr. Sharon Rudy has directed USAID’s flagship global health fellowship programs for the past twenty years. In this capacity, she has focused on building the next generation of international health professionals and supporting the professional development of GH professionals globally and at all levels. She implemented behavior change programs in her previous role as Senior Program Officer at the Center for Communications Programs, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a senior leader at IntraHealth, then based at the Medical School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she led USAID programs focused on human performance improvement and training. She has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Rudy holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Organizational Consulting and is a published researcher and author. She is a Board-Certified Coach and a Board-Certified Counselor, now completing a book for JHU Press, focusing on global health career strategies for both Global North and Global South health professionals. She is the Deputy Program Director for the new USAID project, GHTASC. Her current interests include reimagining the business of global health, global health careers, and mindfulness. She is a lifelong pet lover and minimalist, having lived four years in a tiny house on wheels.


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