Plenary Speakers

Calbeth C. Alaribe, MPH

Calbeth Alaribe is the Vice President of Healthcare Operations for Betal Home Care Services, LLC. While working in healthcare operational management, she also serves as the Chapter Development Lead for Women in Global Health, an organization focused on achieving gender equality in healthcare leadership. As the Chapter Development Lead, she provides strategic direction and planning in developing chapters worldwide and expanding the presence of WGH in the global health community. Since 2018, Calbeth has led efforts in growing the network by scaling up the chapter model from 5 chapters between 2015-2019, to 21 chapters by the end of 2020 (at least one chapter in all 4 continents and in each region in Africa). She also facilitates and manages collaborative relationships with stakeholders within global health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and from various health ministries. She has a passion for developing sustainable and innovative programs that will solve complex global health issues and strengthen healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries. It is with this passion that she has co-authored a research article that was published in the Pan African Medical Journal and has presented research in improving the quality of care and safety of patients in low-resource clinics at an international conference. Calbeth completed her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in global health at Emory University. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Sergio M. Navarro, MBA

Sergio M. Navarro is a M.D. Candidate at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Baylor Global Initiatives research fellow. In his research, he has explored low-cost technologies to promote global health, machine learning and data analytics to improve surgical outcomes, and technology in human motion on a global basis. He has co-founded two healthcare technology companies AUGMENTx and Trinity Analytics. Prior to Baylor, Sergio was Vice President of Finance at Goldman Sachs, specializing in optimization analytics. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and two bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and history from MIT.

Marie Kasbaum, MPH

Marie Kasbaum is a masters-level epidemiologist, and is currently working as a Research Coordinator for the Center for Epidemiology and Population Health at Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated with my Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology and certificate in Global Health in December 2019, from the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston. Her primary research and career interests are in the fields of infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance, particularly within a global health context. While earning her MPH, she gained global health experience while conducting her thesis study in Bogotá, Colombia on the non-prescription sale of antibiotics in community pharmacies, assisting research groups in El Salvador that were investigating Neglected Tropical Diseases, and helping create new international programs for global health graduate students in Colombia and Peru. As an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University, she also had the opportunity to work on public health projects in South Africa, Ghana, Panama, and Nicaragua.