Helen Murphy-Robinson spent 20 years working internationally in public health program implementation and research. She worked long term assignments in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Pakistan, and short term work in Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Jordan, and Bolivia. She spent a number of years in refugee camps initially training mid-level practitioners (Cambodian), then serving as the camp medical coordinator and epidemiologist (Thailand and the Philippines), and finally implementing immunization services for Afghans in Pakistan.  Her doctoral research was a first of its kind study to test the impact of a wheat-based oral rehydration solution on childhood diarrhea among Afghans. She then spent six years with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization first conducting research on the short and long term effects of pesticides among women farmers in Indonesia. She went on to apply these study designs into an innovative program that trained farmers throughout SE Asia to conduct their own studies on the health effects of pesticides as a health education strategy. She recently retired as Director of Outreach for the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Health and Safety research center at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health.