Fall Class of Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholars Announced

Oct 08, 2014 | Sara Rubin

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NACCHO’s newly developed Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program attracted close to 70 applicants with diverse academic interests from across the country. With such high interest and demand for local public health experience, NACCHO expanded its program to accommodate more scholars in a wider variety of focus areas than previously stated. This Friday, NACCHO will host the kick-off for this program with a 3-hour orientation session where students local to the Washington, DC area will join in-person at NACCHO’s office and scholars from other regions will participate via video conference.

This program was designed as a guided, academic, practice-based opportunity for graduate level students to work on policy and practice issues impacting public health at the local level. The program allows for students to work remotely and independently, while being paired up with a NACCHO staff member to provide guidance and support. Scholars vary in their level of professional experience—some are just getting familiar with public health practice and others enrolled in executive-level programs with more than 20 years of experience in the field. The diversity of experience and interests will lend itself well for an exciting and dynamic learning community. Students will complete projects in focus areas to include, but not limited to: public health preparedness, pandemic influenza, environmental health, vector control, environmental health security, infectious disease, chronic disease, tobacco control, public health law, community health, the role of pharmacy in public health, the Medical Reserve Corps, and health communications.

Please join us in welcoming NACCHO’s first class of Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Christian Altman, MD, is a a Master of Public Health, Executive Public Health Administration & Policy candidate at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
  • Alessandra Amadeo, MD, is a Master in Public Health candidate at the University of California Los Angeles.
  • Aldiana Brezanin is a Master in Public Health candidate at the University of North Florida.
  • Andrew Dressel is a Master of Public Policy Administration candidate at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
  • Elizabeth Dougherty is a Master in Public Health candidate focused on public health administration and policy at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
  • Ndome Essoka is a Master in Public Health candidate at Rutgers University, School of Public Health.
  • Corinne Fukayama is a Master in Public Health candidate in epidemiology and biostatistics at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
  • Samantha Iovan is a Master in Public Health candidate at Wayne State University.
  • Alexandra Jabs is a Master in Public Health candidate at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
  • Agnes Jensen, CPhT, is a Master in Public Health, Executive Public Health Administration & Policy candidate at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
  • Lindsay Joy is a Master in Public Health candidate focused on epidemiology at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Fairbanks School of Public Health.
  • Yermiyah Khan is a Master in Public Health candidate focused on public health, health policy, and management at the New York Medical College.
  • Pooja Kothari is a Master in Public Health candidate at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Lisa Landsman, JD, is a Master in Public Health candidate at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Cathleen Mathew is a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy.
  • Carlos Minaya is a Master in Public Health candidate focused on health policy and law at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Victoria Phifer is a Master in Public Health candidate focused on health policy at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health.
  • Daniel Reategui is a Master of Health Science candidate focused on in environmental health at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Darren Rausch, MS is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate focused on community and behavioral health promotion at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Zilber School of Public Health.
  • Junaed Siddiqui, MS, is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate focused on behavioral and community health at University of Maryland, College Park.

For more information about this program, please contact studentprograms@naccho.org.


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