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Alumni Profiles: Where Are They Now?

Elizabeth "Libby" Watts, MHS '17

Libby Watts

Libby is a graduate of the Master of Health Science in Health Economics program in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Current job title

Data Analyst, Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center

Job description

I work on a variety of projects focused on expanding vaccine access in low- and middle-income countries. I develop and maintain models that measure the health and economic effects of vaccine programs. I also help design and implement studies to assess vaccine impact.

MHS Health Economics Program in International Health

The faculty are all practicing health economists who stay informed of the cutting-edge methods and technologies in the field. Being exposed to these concepts in classes helped me immediately contribute to my team at IVAC. 

Advice to students

Have a plan, and then be flexible. The program goes by quickly, so it is important to stay focused on your next steps. That said—there are numerous opportunities to find new interests and develop new skills.