Wendy Voet, MPH

Wendy Voet, MPH, has over 20 years of experience working in public health in both domestic and international settings.  She has worked in direct service as a counselor for Planned Parenthood, a care-taker at Mother Theresa's Home for the Destitute and Dying in Calcutta and as a Peace Corps volunteer in a rural medical health facility in Niger, West Africa. Wendy also has extensive experience as an educator and trainer.  Between 1996 and 1999, she was a Technical Trainer for the Peace Corps, a Sexuality Educator and Trainer for Planned Parenthood of New York City and a trainer of family planning professionals in China for Sexuality Information and Education Counsel of the United States (SIECUS). She expanded her work in international health at Johns Hopkins Programs in International Reproductive Health (JHPIEGO Corporation) supervising several training and health services improvement programs in East and Southern Africa and Haiti for 5 years.

In 2006/2007, she was the Director for the CDC-funded Region III Infertility Prevention Project based in Philadelphia. In addition, from 2004-2007 she was an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Drexel University of School of Public Health teaching Community Health Education and Prevention, Program Planning and Evaluation, and Community Assessment. Within this position, she won awards for "excellence in teaching" for two consecutive years.

Currently, Wendy is the Managing Director for the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and also the Director of Community Partnerships and Public Affairs for Penn's MPH Program. In these role, she initiates and facilitates a variety of interdisciplinary workgroups, overseas Center events and activities, manages Center staff and budgets, develops strategic programs and vision as a member of the senior team, and oversees MPH Program community partnership development and student field placement requiremetns. Wendy teaches two MPH courses, "Developing Effective Public Health Programs Using a Human Rights Approach (PUBH 525)," which focuses on human rights, health disparities and program planning models and approaches and "Global Health Policy and Delivery (PUBH 551)," which explores global health policy issues, the policy development process, healthcare delivery models and selecting/prioritizing best practices in low resource settings. She attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate majoring in psychology and her MPH is from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

email: wvoet@exchange.upenn.edu