Health Equity and Global Health Fellowship

Industry Sponsor: 
Purdue University and USAID

For more information, please see this brochure.

Program Details

The goal of the Health Equity and Global Health Fellowship is to create pharmacy leaders in public health with a knowledge base in social determinants of health who are able to utilize the practical skills developed during the fellowship to identify the needs of communities, both locally and globally, and implement strategies to address health inequities.  This two-year fellowship program represents a partnership between Purdue University and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Fellows will spend one year in Washington, D.C. with the USAID Global Health Bureau, six months in western Kenya with the Purdue Kenya Partnership and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) and six months in Indianapolis, IN with the Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI) at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Students will be eligible to complete a Master of Public Health through Purdue Global online. 

Program Staff


Fellowship Director: 

Rakhi Karwa, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Current Fellows

Jeffrey Samuel, PharmD

Past Fellows

Past residents of the affiliated PGY-2 in Global Health:

Tina Tran, PharmD: Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Temple University School of Pharmacy

Sara Fletcher, PharmD, MPH, BCPS: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Clinical Coordinator, Drug Use Research and Management, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Susie Crowe, PharmD: Experiential Education Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practic, East Tennesee State University College of Pharmacy

Chelsea Pekny, PharmD: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 

Elizabeth O'hara, PharmD: Pharmacist, New Mexico VA Health Care System

Stephanie Lukas, PharmD, MPH: Interim Director of Global Health and Equity, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

Isabel Hagedorn, PharmD: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Butler University

Application Process

Applicants must have completed a Doctor of Pharmacy program.  Completion of a PGY-1 residency is preferred.  Past experience in health equity and global health experiences and research is preferred. We will be recruiting for a new fellow in January 2022 for a start date of July 2022.   

To request more information about this program, please email Rakhi Karwa at  

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