Career Development

Call for CVs and Job Announcements!
If you are on the job market or have a job announcement, we welcome your submission to the Annual Meeting’s CV/Job book. The book will be available for prospective job seekers and employers at the meeting, and will be made available electronically before and after the conference to all attendees. Don't forget to bring extra copies to display at SMDM's career board, available by the registration desk at the meeting. The submission deadline is October 4th!

For more information and to submit CVs and announcements please contact Djora Soeteman ( or Jesse Ortendahl (

One-to-One Mentoring Program Sign-up
Online registration for One-to-One Mentoring at this year’s Annual Meeting will open this month! It is a great opportunity for students, trainees, junior faculty, and new members of SMDM to meet individually and informally with long-standing members of the Society.
Click Here to sign up for mentoring and view a list of SMDM mentors. Please sign-up by October 4th

Professional Development Focused Short Courses
Sunday, October 19

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: AM14 Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for Faculty Success
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM: AM15/PM14 How-to Hands-on Workshop: Presentation Skills No registration fee!

Women in SMDM: Advancing Careers, Impact, and Happiness
Sunday, October 19, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

This event will offer opportunities for networking and connecting with friends and colleagues. This year’s focus will be on how to respond well to the question, "What have you been up to lately?" Women often have difficulty "bragging" about themselves, so we will discuss methods for describing your recent achievements and research quickly and without sounding "braggy".

A number of SMDM women have read Peggy Klaus' book, Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing it (, and have found it helpful. We will use this book as the basis of our discussion. Please join us!


Career Development Panel: Globetrotting - Exploring International Career Paths
Monday, October 20, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Interested in expanding your international connections? Working or training abroad? In this year’s career panel discussion, SMDM members will share their insights and experiences on career paths in global health, international mobility, identifying good projects, building strong collaborators, and navigating multiple stakeholders. Introductions from panelists will be followed by a question and answer discussion with the audience. Panelists are the SMDM Annual Meeting Keynote speaker, Damien Walker, a health economist from the Gates Foundation; Tania Laurenco, former SMDM-AHRQ post-doctoral fellow and currently the Coordinator for Angola’s National Public Health Strategic Plan 2025; Emily Burger, PhD student at the University of Oslo, Norway and visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health; Fernando Alarid, former faculty at Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health/Mexican School of Public Health and currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota; and Anushua Sinha from Rutgers University whose research focuses on economic evaluation in low and middle income countries.

Mentoring Meet-and-Greet
Tuesday, October 21, 10:00 - 10:30 AM & 3:00 - 3:30 PM  
This meet-and-greet event provides a unique opportunity for new meeting attendees, trainees, junior faculty, and others to meet with each other and get advice from established members of the Society in an informal group setting. Mentees will have the opportunity to meet mentors in groups during breaks in rooms divided as per three core research specialties. This is an excellent opportunity for mentees to gain exposure to a broad group of experts and other mentees with similar research interests.

Dinners with Experts
Sunday, October 19 & Tuesday, October 21, evening times vary

Continue your career development over dinner!  We invite you to attend informal group dinners hosted by senior members of the Society. Many of the dinners will be topical to career development issues. Dining opportunities are planned for Sunday October 19th and Tuesday October 21th. All meeting attendees are invited to sign up. The dinners are self-pay.  Be on the lookout for dinner options and sign-up information prior to the conference.