Beth Charpentier

Project Manager, Consultant, and Researcher in Seattle, Washington

Beth Charpentier

Project Manager, Consultant, and Researcher in Seattle, Washington

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Hi! I'm Beth. I'm a public health professional, currently based in Seattle, WA. Before moving to Seattle in late 2015, I was a Program Manager with the International Rescue Committee, managing the Ebola Response Consortium in Monrovia, Liberia.

Prior to Liberia, I worked at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health as the Senior Program Officer for theProgram on Forced Migration and Health (PFMH).

Since 2013, I've also been involved in research investigating child protection mechanisms in refugee settings. Our team has conducted this research in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda with Congolese populations (2013, 2015, 2016) and in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda with South Sudanese populations (2014).

After completing my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, I spent several years in South East Asia including the Thai/Burma border, where I worked on health programs serving displaced populations in Eastern Burma. After returning to New York, I spent one year as the coordinator for the Human Rights Clinic at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine which provided medical affidavits for asylum seekers. From there, I attended the Mailman School of Public Health and received my MPH in 2013, focusing on accountability in humanitarian aid and community-case management of childhood illnesses in conflict and post-conflict settings, including field work at the Ethiopia/Sudan border.

In my free time, I can be found running, biking, rock climbing, eating Thai food, checking out bands with lots of instruments, trying new ice cream spots, playing Settlers of Catan or pouring my heart and soul into a Celine Dion song at karaoke.

  • Work
    • Program Officer, Forced Migration and Health
  • Education
    • MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    • BS Honors, University of Wisconsin - Madison