Elizabeth is currently the Director of the University of Global Health Equity-Haiti. She began her overseas work in the United States Peace Corps as a water and sanitation volunteer in a small community located in the Saharan desert of Morocco. Since Elizabeth joined Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health in the summer of 2013, she has supported the ZL/PIH executive leadership in strengthening of health systems, program development, research, and fundraising.
Elizabeth’s role as a liaison for PIH Haiti with USAID, CDC, World Bank, UNICEF, and the Ministry of Health has been instrumental in the growing of partnerships with ZL/PIH.
She received her first MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, specializing in Public Health in Developing Economies in 2007. In May of 2020, Elizabeth completed her second master’s degree, this time focused on Global Health and Social Medicine from Harvard Medical School. Her thesis focused on C-section wound care in rural Haiti.
Besides English, Elizabeth speaks Spanish and French fluently and enjoys practicing Arabic when she has the opportunity. She has honed her skills over 20+ years by working in numerous developing nations including Morocco, Jordan, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Thailand, and Haiti.