Leslie Sorensen serves as a Project Manager and Project Support Specialist for the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC). In this role, she provides project management support for operational research projects and related initiatives, carries out regular maintenance and improvement of the NTD-SC’s Smartsheet databases and tracking systems, and supports quarterly & ad hoc reporting needs.
Prior to joining the NTD-SC, Leslie worked with the Emory University School of Medicine’s (SOM) Division of Infectious Diseases as a program manager for tuberculosis research training programs in Ethiopia and the Republic of Georgia as well as Emory SOM’s Global Health Residency Scholars Program. She also acted as a project coordinator with the Task Force’s Focus Area on Compassion and Ethics (FACE), supporting a collaborative project investigating burnout in humanitarian workers and institutional wellbeing resources. Leslie served as a Community Health Educator with the Peace Corps in Cameroon from 2014-2016 where she led projects related to nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.
Leslie holds an MPH in Global Health with a concentration in Sexual & Reproductive Health and a graduate certificate in Faith & Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, as well as a BA in Sociology and French from Austin College in Sherman, TX.