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…tor of the Carolina Center for Public Service. Established in 1999, the Center has worked to increase campus awareness of, and participation in, public service and has supported it in numerous ways. Specifically, the article profiled the good work the Center has been doing recently under Lynn’s leadership, both in terms of the programs it has championed and the way it has increased awareness across campus of how service can be incorporated…

What were you doing before you started your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill? I practiced medicine for 12 years as a physician assistant in family practice and internal medicine. I worked in outpatient care at a large multi-specialty clinic, providing primary care services. Many of my patients were teens and adult women, and my focus was on women’s health. What sparked your interest in public health? I long had interests in public health, especially…

September 22, 2016 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced $157 million in awards to several leading institutions, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). ECHO will investigate how exposure to environmental factors in early development – from conception through early childhood – can influence the health of…

What were you doing before you started your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill? Before entering the PhD program, I was working at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. In that role I had responsibilities related to both public health practice and research – a lucky combination! I directed an adolescent development program based out of a rural high school, provided technical assistance on community-based grants and oversaw a…

Alison Swiatlo Alison Swiatlo, MPH Program Initiated: 2016 Primary Advisor: Sian Curtis, PhD Minor: Health Policy and Management Research Interests: reproductive health, abortion, intimate partner violence Dissertation Research: Honors/Awards: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Grant, 2016-2017 Bio: Alison Swiatlo grew up outside of Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to her doctoral studies, she graduated with a BS in biology from Boston…

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What were you doing before you started your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill? I was a project associate at John Snow Inc., a public health consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. I assisted with health communication and technical assistance projects for federal and state health departments, as well as local hospitals and community organizations. What sparked your interest in public health? In college I worked with an organization called Health…

What were you doing before you started your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill? I was working on my Masters of Science in Public Health degree and gaining research experience as the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities (PRNHD) at the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. At the PRNHD, I was involved in nutrition-related research projects involving South Texas colonia (neighborhood) residents. I was responsible for assisting…

What were you doing before you started your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill? Before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill, I was working at Ipas. Ipas is an international organization working to improve the reproductive health of women around the world. I worked for Ipas in Mexico for six years and then relocated to the Chapel Hill office, where I worked for another four years. My main work at Ipas was to develop and start the implementation of the global…