Heather Calvert, MPA

Heather Calvert, MPA
Associate Fellow

Executive Director, MindCORE, School of Arts & Sciences

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Global Health, Health Communication



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Heather Calvert is the executive director of the Mind Center for Outreach Research and Education (MindCORE), an SAS center launched in 2018 as the hub for the integrative study of the mind at Penn. Heather was formerly the managing director of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, the Perelman School of Medicine’s global health program in Botswana focused on HIV/AIDS clinical treatment, education, and research during the time when the program grew from four to 250 employees (2008-2017). Prior to that Heather was the associate director for the S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education housed within the Wharton School.

Select Publications:

Merlin JS, Morrison G, Gluckman S, Lipschik G, Linkin DR, Lyon S, O'Grady E, Calvert HJ, Friedman HM. Blood and body fluid exposures among US medical students in Botswana. J Gen Med 2011; doi:10.1007/s11606-010-1586-4.

Reid MJA, Calvert HJ, Shea J, Friedman HM: Assessing the impact of an internal medicine elective in Botswana, Africa on career choices of University of Pennsylvania medical students. 5th Annual CUGH Conference, Washington DC. Poster Presentation, May 2014.