Bethany Brady, a native of Bountiful, Utah, graduated cum laude in international relations, with an emphasis in international development from BYU in December 1998. Brady was a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, a recipient of BYU academic scholarships, and received the Brigham Service Award in 1998.
During her last semester, she completed an internship/field study in South Africa. While there, she was introduced to the NGO, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in Arlington, Virginia, where she is currently employed as senior program assistant. Brady is currently working on “Drug Management for Childhood Illness,” a joint project between MSH, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The project seeks to make life-saving resources more available in health facilities and to ensure that both health-workers and caregivers of children are using medicine correctly. In conjunction with this project, Brady traveled to Uganda in February, where she collaborated with the Ministry of Health to improve the availability, affordability, and use of essential drugs and vaccines in four districts in the country.
Brady acknowledged Dave Shuler, Valerie Hudson, and Donna Lee Bowen for the influence their classes have had, and her field study, in her position with MSH. She also noted the flexibility and encouragement of Chad Emmett, international studies advisor.
She has been accepted to the Master’s of International Health at Johns Hopkins University and the Master’s of Public Health for Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine—it remains for her to choose which program will best suit her career goals.