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Headshot 1.jpg About Alanna

Contact Me

Professional: Working in global health [connect on LinkedIn]

Personal: mothering, food blogging, living abroad, taking the occasional picture

Other ways to contact me: Use the form at the top of this page or reach out on twitter - I'm @alanna_shaikh.

News: I'm going to TED in March

Blood and Milk (blog on international development)

  • Things I’ve been thinking 6/17/2014
    [17 Jun 14, 1:26pm]   “Don’t think about where the lines are drawn, think about who draws the lines.” I rarely agree with The Last Psychiatrist, but it’s my go-to source for question assumptions … more Blood & Milk...The post Things I’ve been thinking 6…
  • Baku, a Snapshot
    [5 May 14, 3:14am]   Some of you may have noticed I started using all my own pictures in this blog a while ago. I pull them from my Instagram, which is reasonably active. … more Blood & Milk...The post Baku, a Snapshot appeared first on Blood and Milk.
  • Things I’ve been thinking about: May 1st, 2014
    [1 May 14, 4:55pm] 1. Can Elinor Ostrom’s work help us understand what to do about antibacterial resistance? I’ve been reading a lot of Ostrom in an attempt to develop an opinion, but it’s … more Blood & Milk...The post Things I’ve been thinking about: Ma…

What's Killing Us (TEDbook)



Media and Speaking Engagements

  • I can talk to you about Alzheimer's disease and my TED talk, but I am not able to provide comments on international development right now. If you'd like me to speak at your conference or event, please be aware I live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and travel costs to the US are high.
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