University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Pittsburgh, PA PhD, Public & International Affairs, 2017 – 2021 Specialization: Public Administration & International Development; Certificates in Global Health & African Studies Dissertation: Evidence-Based Management: Panacea or Placebo? Insights from Nigerian HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Committee: Ilia Murtazashvili (Chair), Louis Picard, Paul Nelson, Wesley Rohrer (Graduate School of Public Health) University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA MPhil, Organizational Dynamics, 2019 – 2020 New York University, Wagner School of Public Service & School of Professional Studies New York, NY Master of Public Administration & MSc, Global Affairs, 2013 - 2016 Duke University Durham, NC BA, History; Minor: Philosophy, 2010 – 2013
The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland Doctoral Visiting Fellow, 2021 – 2022 Conducted pharmaceutical research on the impact of financialization on global health. University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Doctoral Research Assistant, 2017 – 2020 Conducted research for Professor Julie Santucci on cross-sector African women leaders. Supported the ongoing work of Professor Marcela Rivas on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems in Africa.
VillageReach Global COVID-19 Vaccination Communications Lead (Consultant) 10/2021 – 05/2022 Created a COVID-19 playbook to be shared with regional and global partners on how to successfully plan and rollout COVID-19 vaccination sites Developed a communications strategy and work plan to meet vaccination goals and objectives Created a messaging platform and training to align the project team on how to speak about the program Developed a media engagement plan to drive awareness surrounding the high-volume vaccination work building on previous media campaigns Developed assets, collateral, content dissemination, multi-media, speaking opportunities, and webinars Generated post-campaign reports to communicate insights and identify recommendations for continued engagement opportunities Developed writing deliverables – white papers, reports, blog posts, or op-eds – for placement in global health outlets. The END Fund New York, NY Associate Director, Public Affairs 08/2019 – 12/2021 Managed a team of media consultants and communication vendors for the purpose of securing placements in top-tier national and international outlets Supported cross-sector partnerships in the public affairs department Created institutional newsworthy moments around program milestones and deliverables Created and pitched press releases & thought-leadership pieces; wrote key messages for stakeholders Worked collaboratively with advocacy and implemented partners to grow advocacy initiatives Ensured that all locally relevant advocacy goals and outcomes are being disseminated to cross-sectoral stakeholders by finding innovative ways to analyze and communicate the value of our work Nonprofit Communications & Development Consultant USA Organizations: African Family Health Organization, Southern California Grantmakers, Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation 03/2017-12/2019 Developed communications strategy, and managed organizational platforms and products Generated digital communications content, newsletters, and marketing campaigns Managed annual fundraising plan and implemented national/international campaigns Established a balanced and sustainable funding mix of various donor sources Conducted risk-assessment, and SWOT analysis, as well as stakeholder mapping Drafted publications and grant applications, and edited program reports Nike Foundation, Girl Effect Abuja, Nigeria Consulting Project Manager 03/2017- 06/2017 Long term strategic planning, organizing of the Nigerian TEGA national program Supervised junior staff and technology specialists, organized, and led project meetings and logistics Supported Senior Global Manager, TEGA on budget development and management Conducted new research location process management and initiated procurement processes in collaboration with other team members Maintained a database of TEGAs, translators and local partners across Nigeria Pathfinders Justice Initiative Abuja, Nigeria Global Health Consultant 02/2016 - 09/2016 Researched the linkages between the European sex industry & trafficking of girls in Benin City, Nigeria Wrote and managed grant applications for submission to foundations and philanthropic organizations Analyzed data from the field and assessed its relevance to other interdisciplinary subject matter Tides Inc. New York, NY Program Manager, Community Initiatives and Global Partnerships 03/2015 - 12/2015 Supported the delivery of US and Global community engagement strategies and partnerships that leverage non-profit/for-profit, government, and academic leaders’ effectiveness at creating social impact within and across place, identity, and issue-based communities Assisted the Vice President in cross-sector partnerships and thought leadership initiatives Managed a limited-term portfolio of community Initiatives and global partnerships Developed and effectively managed timelines to ensure completion of program deliverables National Black Leadership Commission on Health New York, NY Communications and Digital Media Associate 03/2015 - 06/2015 Developed storylines, edited NBLCA communication products and monitored social network profiles Researched health trends and content, supported and coordinated communication activities Center for the Right to Health Abuja, Nigeria HIV/AIDS Fellow - NYU Gallatin Fellowship in Human Rights 05/2015-07/2015 Analyzed state and national HIV/AIDS policies and human rights violations Proposed new strategies for increasing the pharmaceutical industry’s supply of antiretroviral drugs Transparency International New York, NY Project Consultant 09/2014-05/2015 Conducted risk assessment for anti-corruption interventions in Sierra Leone's land sector Provided recommendations on alternative solutions and guidelines to minimize risks Evaluated program plans and created a risk analysis matrix primarily for stakeholders
La Salle University, School of Nursing & Health Sciences Adjunct Professor, Global Health, Fall 2022 University of Pittsburgh, Cybersecurity Instructor, Course Instructor, Summer 2020 & Summer 2021 New York University, College of Global Public Health, Teaching Assistant & Guest Lecturer, Fall 2015
Research Presentations (Doctoral) Center for Evidence Based Management: Evidence Based Management: A Tool for Mitigating Humanitarian Aid Risks 2018 Global Health Conference Midwest 2018: A Global Decrease in Donor Assistance for HIV/AIDS: Implications for Nigeria & South Africa.” 2018 Cultural Studies Graduate Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh: “Comparative Analysis of Culture & infant Mortality in Nigeria & Egypt.” 2018 University of Pittsburgh, 2nd Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Symposium: “Lessons Learned – A Comparative Analysis of Culture & Infant Mortality in Nigeria & Egypt.” 2018 Association of Public Policy Analysis & Management: 38th Annual Fall Research Conference: Population Growth by 2050: Future Challenges in Public Management and Development 2017 2nd World Congress on Medical Sociology: “A Global Decrease in Donor Assistance for HIV/AIDS: Implications for Nigeria & South Africa”. 2017 Research Presentations (Pre-Doctoral) United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network: International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University: The Case of Rwanda: Strengthening The Agricultural Sector in Africa Ahead of The 2050 Population Boom 2016 Exploring Medical Missions Conference: The Evidence Behind Medical Missions: Combating Malaria: The Story of The Lere Community, Kaduna, Nigeria 2016 The Center for Global Development and Sustainability: Caste, Inequality and Economic Growth in South Asia: Challenges of Modernity and Tradition, Brandeis University: Understanding the Implications of The Caste System on Health Development in India & Nepal 2016 Consortium for Universities in Global Health, University of California San Francisco: Achieving Health SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa through Stronger Health Governance 2016 Poverty & Inequality in the Cities: Innovation & Action: Issues and Opportunities for Growth in Africa Ahead of The 2050 Population Boom 2015 38th Annual Global Studies Conference, University of Nebraska: South Sudan: National Security on the Brink of Collapse 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network: International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University: The Economic Pendulum: China-Africa Relations 2015 3rd Global Academic Meeting: Health, Climate Change & Environment: Advancing Gender Equality in Sierra Leone’s Land Sector 2015 Annual Segal Family Foundation: The New Majority Framework – Tides Inc. 2015 University of Minnesota: Sudan, South Sudan and their Neighbors Conference: Building A New Nation: Strengthening The South Sudanese Economy 2015 NYU Africa House Travel/Research African Scholarship Research: Building A New Nation: Strengthening The South Sudanese Economy 2015 NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Human Rights Conference: The Human Rights Status of Nigerians Living With HIV/AIDS 2014
Mosugu, T., Encarnación, L., Perez, L. Dain, K., Katie Dain, Luis, M. (2022). Noncommunicable Diseases Alliance: Connecting the dots between global, regional, and local advocacy. Abbey, W., & Mosugu, T. (2022). The economic pendulum: China-Africa relations. Mosugu, T., Ijaja, J., & Zacchaeus, V. (2021). COVID-19, Mental Health, and Foreign Aid. Health Science Journal. Mosugu, T., Ijaja, J., & Zacchaeus, V. (2021). Mitigating the effects of COVID-19. Health Science Journal. Kokiko, N., Kuhn, M., & Mosugu, T. (2021). Save Our Cities 2021: Building sustainable, resilient, and healthy cities by 2030 through prevention of and reduction in spread of disease. Health Science Journal. Mosugu, T. (2021). An Evidence-Based Management Approach to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. World Journal of AIDS. Mosugu, T. (2021). African Women Leaders in the 21st Century. African Journal of Gender and Women Studies.
New York University, Wasserman Center for Career Development 2016 Internship Grant for Global Health Fieldwork Best Graduate Student Paper – 38th Annual Global Studies Conference 2015 38th Annual Global Studies Conference sponsored by The Asian World Center, University of Nebraska Omaha, and Creighton University NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship 2014 – 2015 Recipient of a grant to conduct political economy research on South Sudan D-Prize Semi-Finalist 2014 Semi-finalist for a $20,000 social innovation grant to distribute praziquantel (deworming drug) in Nigeria New York University, Wasserman Center for Career Development 2014 Internship Grant for Global Health Field-Work New York University, Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights 2013 – 2014 Awarded a fellowship to conduct human rights research on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Service Opportunity in Leadership 2011 – 2012 Grant to conduct adaptive analysis research on resource maximization at homeless shelters