Date: 4:30pm EDT April 11

Adventures, Mishaps, and Research in Pursuit of a Career in Health

A Talk by Spencer Case ’08. Mr. Case holds a Master of Science degree in Global Health from Georgetown University.

Spencer Case graduated from Washington College in 2008 and has focused his career on conducting, contributing to, and managing public health, global health, and military health-related research projects. The purpose of his talk is to inspire people to think creatively about their career paths by sharing lessons learned from his adventures and mishaps in navigating his career in health since 2008. To encourage interest in an often overlooked area of health, he’ll discuss his global mental health research on treating people with mental health problems in traditional and western medical settings in Ghana. Some highlights of Spencer’s early career adventures that he’ll discuss include: joining the RAND Corporation as a Health Policy Analyst in 2015; consulting for the World Bank in 2015; completing his Master of Science degree in Global Health at Georgetown University in 2014; contributing to the development and 2013 publication of the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5); volunteering as a disaster relief worker in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake; recruiting physicians for a large hospital in Ohio in 2010; and training to be a wilderness therapy guide in Alaska in 2009.


This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Gibson-Wagner Psychology Department Fund and the Center for Career Development.