Heather brings over 15 years of global public health experience to PSI where she currently works as the senior technical advisor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In this role, she supports PSI field teams to develop, implement and evaluate programs focusing on control and prevention of cervical cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. She also represents PSI externally as an advocate to increase visibility for NCDs among civil society, corporate, and government partners. Prior to joining PSI in 2012, Heather served in various academic and administrative roles at University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), most recently as director of educational programs for the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health. Heather served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa (2000-2002), and received her doctorate in public health from UAB in 2011.