Dana Hag Hamed

Dana Hag Hamed is the Project Manager, supporting sponsored projects led by Drs. Erin Sorrell and Claire Standley, at the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security, managing the day-to-day activities of these projects and supporting the internal teams and the external project affiliates. Prior to joining the Center, Dana
served as a teaching assistant at the Georgetown University Department of International Health
and continues to return as a guest speaker to lend her expertise on Female Genital Mutilation.
She was also a teaching assistant at Ahfad University for Women where she taught the
introductory course in Evidence-based Practice. She also served as the program coordinator
where she managed the program’s day-to-day activities and was the point of contact between the
Department of Physiotherapy and the external teams.

Dana has over 9 years of experience in global health and international development and was a
peace corps participant where she worked with Norwegian teams at Bergen University College
and Sudanese teams at Ahfad University for Women to promote physiotherapy education in
Sudan and Norway. She also served as a consultant for the Ministry of Welfare and Social
Security in Sudan where she supported the teams with evidence reviews, proposal writing and
commentaries on multifaceted projects including FGM, welfare of children of female prisoners
and bridging the gender gap in public education. She also served as consultant for a number of
organizations and multilaterals such as UNAIDS Sudan where she assisted with report writing,
and more recently produced an executive level evidence review for Ideas42, a nudge unit based
in New York. She also served as a junior temporary assistant at UNICEF Sudan during the
launch of the national polio vaccination campaign.

Dana interned at Clear Outcomes, a monitoring and evaluation company where she produced the
Health and Gender Inequality Index (HGII) to track gender inequality at the intersection of
health. She also interned at the Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana, where she studied
COVID-19 policy implementation in public schools. Dana also volunteered as an informal
counselor to Arabic speaking refugees and asylum seekers in Klokkarvic camp in Bergen,
Norway. She was a research associate then the Washington DC Ambassador for Femigrants, an
online platform to support immigrant entrepreneurs. Most recently she volunteered to mentor at
Empowered Women International, an organization that provides immigrant and minority women
with entrepreneurship training and support. Dana has a BSc in Counseling and Health
Psychology from Ahfad University for Women in Sudan. She has a MPhil in Health Promotion
from the University of Bergen in Norway, and a MSc in Global Health from Georgetown