Chelsea van Wyk, MPH

Senior Population/Public Health Manager

As a Senior Population/Public Health Manager at VIGH, Chelsea will manage Dr. Aliyu's training grants, work with partners, and support training and capacity-building projects in Nigeria. She came to VIGH from the VUMC Department of Pediatrics, where she coordinated community- and clinic-based clinical trials for children and families. Before joining VUMC, Chelsea lived in South Africa for three years as a Princeton in Africa fellow with mothers2mothers and then as a graduate student at the University of Cape Town, where her work focused on the role of communities in strengthening health systems and health systems research.

Chelsea received her B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, with a minor in Human and Organizational Development. She also holds an MPH (Health Systems) from the University of Cape Town. Chelsea enjoys baking, knitting, and making pottery in her free time.