Alumni Profile: Dawn Hay

Class of 2015

Study Manager, Pfizer

Since completing the MHA program, Dawn has moved within Covance to a Project Management position and now oversees the execution of early phase clinical trials for oncology.  She is responsible for quality oversight and financial management of several cancer trials.  Working with various clients around the globe towards trial execution, there are many learnings she has been able to put into practice from her MHA coursework.  

“The varied content and structure of the program was a great way for me to learn.  As a ‘mature’ student from a background in nursing, dealing with courses like statistics and economics was certainly a challenge, but they were all valuable for career development in either public or private health care environments. I recently listened to a presentation by our company president and was excited to be able to understand and identify with many of the strategic management concepts he presented.  It showed me once again how appropriate the UBC MHA program was and its relevance to my career.”


“So many of the course of the UBC MHA were applicable to my role in the development of pharmaceutical treatments for illnesses that affect our population.  From Health Policy and Epidemiology to Accounting and Leadership; there are aspects of nearly every course that I can draw upon in my day to day job.  It was a great experience overall.”

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