Earlier this month, Sugy Choi (BSFS '12, MSGH '14) returned to the Hilltop to engage with current students.  During a casual lunch event, Sugy shared her experiences in searching for work in global public health after she earned her M.S. degree.  She also answered questions about pursuing a PhD.

Sugy currently works as a Data Analyst and Research Associate at the Center on Addiction.  There, she utilizes large administrative databases to identify and track the formation and structures of integrated networks between healthcare providers that treat Opioid Use Disorders, HIV/AIDS, and/or Hepatitis C.  Sugy analyzes various administrative and claims data regarding the impact of New York State’s implementation of Medicaid Health Homes on patients with substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, severe mental illness, and other chronic health conditions.

In addition to her current work, Sugy is earning a Ph.D. in Health Services Research at Boston University's School of Public Health.  Relatedly, she is a Graduate Fellow at the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
The visit was part of a series of luncheons that allow current students to engage with program alumni.  We are grateful to Sugy for sharing her experiences!

As a student, Sugy concentrated in Health Policy & Financing and completed her field research module at WHO's Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila, the Philippines.  Using the Malaria Indicator Survey 2011, she tracked the progress and impact made by Vanuatu's national malaria strategy.  Sugy's scholarly project led to a consultancy at WHO-WPRO in which she wrote a report for the Malaria Indicator Survey on the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  

The visit was part of a series of luncheons that allow current students to engage with program alumni.  We are grateful to Sugy for sharing her experiences!

Learn more about Sugy's experience in the M.S. in Global Health program.