Leslie Calman

Engineering World Health
Leslie Calman
Leslie Calman is an experienced administrator, educator and advocate whose career has centered on building better lives for women and families. Since 2013, Leslie has been the CEO of Engineering World Health, an international organization that inspires, educates, and empowers the biomedical engineering community to improve healthcare delivery in the developing world. EWH’s signature program is the Summer Institute, which sends engineering and science students from North America, Europe and Australia to low-resource countries, where they spend two months installing and fixing vital medical equipment. Current programs are in Nepal, Cambodia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Guatemala and Nicaragua. EWH has 40 university chapters around the world, and a program of STEM education for K-12 students focused on global health. Leslie’s Ph.D. is from Columbia University, and for 20 years she taught political science and women’s studies at Barnard, where she was also the Director of the Center for Research on Women.
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