Selam Bedada, MPH
Associate Program Director
With over ten years’ experience in public health research and health systems strengthening, Selam Bedada’s concentration lies at the intersection of health equity, immigration and gender-based violence. Originally from Ethiopia, she has worked in four countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Malawi) and the United States on such projects.
She was an integral member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-Sub Saharan African Medical Schools Study (SAMSS) project and co-authored a book “The Sub-Saharan African Medical School Study: Data, Observation, and Opportunity” and an article in The Lancet, “Medical schools in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Selam is the recipient of the highest Presidential award at the George Washington University — the Presidential Administrative Fellow Award and has provided consultations for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative regarding development of resources for country relevant research, country context specific research support centers, and communications as it relates to distance learning and building virtual communities of practices.