2012-2014 COHORT

SARAH GEIGER

Sarah Geiger received her MS in Community Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her PhD in Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology) from West Virginia University. Sarah worked in the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health in Madison with a secondary placement at the City of Milwaukee Health Department. In Madison, Sarah gained new preparedness experience working on extreme heat response, culminating in a manuscript evaluating heat fatalities of summer 2012. She was also involved with the occupational health surveillance program, which allowed her the opportunity to work with several state-level data sets while calculating occupational health indicators. Preceptor: Chuck Warzecha

Post Fellowship: Sarah is Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University.

 

CHRISTINA HANNA

Christina Hanna received her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Christina's prior public health experience includes working on the Michigan AIDS Drug Assistance Program to improve medication access for patients with HIV/AIDS and serving as an HIV prevention and testing counselor at University Health Service at the University of Michigan. During her first year placement in the Fellowship with the AIDS/HIV Program of the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Christina led the implementation of a pilot HIV patient navigator program, conducted a qualitative evaluation of the participants in the HIV patient navigator program, and evaluated and presented the results of a community-based HIV testing strategy. She also developed and authored a quarterly newsletter for statewide partners of the Systems Linkages and Access to Care for Populations at High Risk of HIV Infection Initiative. Preceptor: Casey Schumann
Post Fellowship: Christina is Content Developer and Writer with Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Ann Arbor, MI, as well as Co-founder and Writer for Funsize Health.

CARLY HOOD

Carly Hood received her master of public affairs from the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs and her MPH from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. Carly's public health experience includes conducting a policy review of the Wisconsin food environment, designing, implementing and evaluating public health workforce development on the social determinants of health, and assisting in state-wide development of a multi-sectored health equity alliance. Carly was placed with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, WI Center for Health Equity and Health First Wisconsin. Preceptors: Jill Ness and Pat Guhleman

Post Fellowship: Carly is Research Associate for OCHIN, Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

ERICA LECOUNTE

Erica received her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erica's previous public health experience includes work in Evanston, Illinois where she conducted community needs assessments and Miami, Florida where she worked on a variety of maternal and child health projects. Erica was placed at the City of Milwaukee Health Department and the Center for Urban Population Health where she was involved in developing evaluation plans and conducting evaluations for many of the Family and Community Health programs. Preceptors: Jessica Gathirimu and Emmanuel Ngui

Post Fellowship: Erica is Epidemiologist for the Family & Community Health Division with the City of Milwaukee Health Department and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.

LINDSAY MENARD

Lindsay received her MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lindsay's prior public health experience includes engaging in both policy and program work with local and regional public health organizations in Wisconsin. Lindsay was placed at the La Crosse County Health Department where she helped develop and implement a performance management and quality improvement system, facilitated the updating of the department's strategic plan, and assisted the department in their journey towards PHAB Accreditation. Preceptor: Doug Mormann

Post Fellowship: Lindsay is Business Analyst with La Crosse County Human Services Department.