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Brigid ​Cakouros, DrPH, MPH

Lecturer, Berkeley Public Health Online
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Medicine

Brigid is a global health practitioner studying equitable collaborations from a systems thinking perspective. She is currently based at Yale University working on the Liberia USAID BRIDGE-U grant, supporting the partnership between the University of Liberia’s College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) and Yale.


Brigid is currently a postdoctoral associate based at Yale. She works on the Liberia USAID BRIDGE-U grant, which is a collaboration between the University of Liberia’s College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) and Yale. She specifically supports the strengthening of ULCHS while focusing broadly on how to foster equitable partnerships in global health. Prior to Yale, Brigid was a GHES postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cape Town studying health system resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a bit of a generalist, having worked on projects exploring vaccine cold chain logistics, asbestos exposure and community response, access to PrEP, and flu vaccine acceptance, among others, but overall is qualitative researcher and practitioner taking a systems thinking perspective to public health issues globally.

Research Interests

  • Systems Thinking
  • Global Health
  • Equitable Research Collaborations


  • DrPH – University of California, Berkeley, 2020
  • MPH – University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • BA – University of Pittsburgh, 2009

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