Suzanne Dircksen, MBA, has volunteered with Global Health Connections since 2011, having been introduced to the organization as a student in Blair Gifford's International Health course at UC Denver. Suzanne is the program manager for the Center for Health Systems Research at Denver Health. She has seven years of experience in human subjects research and has contributed to studies in the fields of interventional cardiology, neurovascular intervention, and trauma and pre-hospital services; each study included subjects across a broad spectrum of ethnicities and a range of socioeconomic positions. One of her current roles with Denver Health is facilitation of and relationship building within Denver Health's Community Advisory Panel, serving as the liaison between the Panel, the organization, and its researchers. Suzanne also has experience in Emergency and Trauma Services, and has worked with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department's EMS team to provide services at emergency preparedness events and mass vaccine clinics. She has a BA in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.