Lacey N. Ahern Assistant Professional Specialist

Global Health
Lacey N. Ahern

Academic Interests:

Lacey Ahern is associate director of global health training at the Eck Institute for Global Health and assistant special professional faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. She has spent the past eleven years engaged in international health and development issues, including time living and working in East Africa with the United Nations Population Fund, the Congregation of Holy Cross, Uganda Martyrs University and other local organizations. Ahern managed community development projects and research for the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the University of Notre Dame for four years prior to joining the Eck Institute for Global Health. Her experience also includes time in global health policy advocacy as the Director of Outreach with the Africa Faith and Justice Network in Washington, D.C. where she participated in the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Taskforce, Global AIDS Roundtable, and DRC and Northern Uganda Working Groups. Ahern has also taught biology and health sciences in secondary school in Uganda, and conducted an HIV prevention program for high schools in Atlanta. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Current research areas include access to health care services, and improving maternal and child health. Ahern is also a member of the board of the St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalition in South Bend, Indiana.

 

Biography:

  • Associate Director of Global Health Training, Master of Science in Global Health, Eck Institute for Global Health
  • Assistant Director of Global Health Training, Master of Science in Global Health, Eck Institute for Global Health, UND
  • Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Research, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, UND
  • MPH, Community Health and Development in Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 2008
  • BS Biology, University of Notre Dame 2003