Sharon Rudy, PhD
Sharon Rudy, PhD, directs the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve USAID's international population, health and nutrition programs by developing and increasing the capacities of diverse health professionals.
Under Rudy's direction, PHI works in partnership with CDC Development Systems to implement short-term, private sector fellowships and with Management Systems International, which provides performance-oriented professional development. The program's vision is to create a large, sustainable pool of talented global health professionals as well as effective organizational and individual professional development programs. The current program builds on the success of a previous agreement between USAID and PHI.
Rudy has more than 35 years of experience designing and implementing international health and education activities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. She was also program director of GHFP's predecessor, the Population Leadership Program (PLP), and served as senior staff implementing global health behavior change communication, performance improvement and training programs throughout the world. She is one of the founding members of the Implementing Best Practices Consortium and consults regularly on performance management and organizational development issues.
Rudy holds a doctorate in counseling and organizational consultation from the University of Maryland.
CDC Center for Global Health Teambuilding Retreat
PHI staff and consultants associated with the Global Health Fellows Program will conduct a Teambuilding Retreat for 45 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff members. These services were requested by the newly restructured and enlarged CDC Center for Global Health, GAP, Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch (ESIB). A three-person consultant team will train and provide organizational development support to the six ESIB teams and senior leadership.
Global Health Technical Professionals
In partnership with Credence Management Solutions, PHI is developing a new cadre of USAID Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) while also providing non-direct hire global health Technical Professionals to the USAID Bureau for Global Health and other Agency offices in Washington and overseas. The project serves primarily as an entry point for junior- and mid-level technical professionals who are new to USAID.