2013-2015 Cohort

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MALLORY EDGAR

Mallory received her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. As a graduate student, Mallory assisted with research about sexual health and HIV prevention among sexual minority youth in the Detroit Metro Area at the University of Michigan's Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities. Mallory had a dual Fellowship placement with Diverse & Resilient and the Milwaukee Health Department. At Diverse & Resilient, she managed community readiness assessments focused on topics related to LGBTQ health disparities and worked with Milwaukee public high schools to develop safer and more supportive school environments for their LGBTQ students. At the Milwaukee Health Department, Mallory was involved with initiating activities to enhance collaboration between STI prevention and teen pregnancy prevention. Preceptors: Gary Hollander and Darryl Davidson.

Post Fellowship: Mallory is Manager of Community Health at University of Chicago Medicine.

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TRACY FLOOD

Tracy received her MD and PhD from The University of Illinois where she studied childhood obesity prevention in the primary care setting. Tracy completed her Pediatric preliminary year in 2012 at the University of Wisconsin before continuing to work in the field of childhood obesity prevention with The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network. Tracy worked at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health with Patrick Remington to develop a Preventive Medicine training program, which will train physicians about population-based approaches to medicine. She is passionate about data and technology for the purpose of prevention and has designed several apps, websites, and businesses centered around health and physician education. Tracy completed her Fellowship at the Milwaukee Health Department and at the Wisconsin Medical Society working in the fields of childhood obesity and dissemination of innovation. Preceptors: Paul Hunter and Tim Bartholow

Post Fellowship: Tracy is Founder of BroadStreet (BroadStreet-Health.com) in Madison, WI

CRYSTA JARCZYNSKI

Crysta received her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University. She is interested in intimate partner violence prevention, pregnancy health, affirmative reproductive health education, and social determinants of health. Crysta held placements at the Milwaukee Health Department Office of Violence Prevention and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. During her first year, she conducted a Community Readiness Assessment of sexual assault services in Milwaukee. In her second year, she was able to use her results to develop a community outreach and education plan. Crysta also had the opportunity to teach Making Proud Choices!, a comprehensive sexual health curriculum, to middle and high school aged children. Preceptors: Terry Perry, Sarah Tyree-Francis

Post Fellowship: Crysta is Head Residential Counselor for the Girls Leadership Institute Summer Program in South Hadley, MA.

LAUREN LAMERS

Lauren Lamers received her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her previous public health experience includes collaborating on a variety of communicable disease, public health law, and maternal and child health research projects at the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minneapolis Health Department. She also volunteered as a Spanish interpreter at a student-run free clinic in Minneapolis. Lauren was placed with the Menominee Tribal Clinic in Keshena and the Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department in Shawano. Her projects included developing data management and evaluation plans to track outcomes of youth obesity prevention initiatives and developing sustainable systems for collecting and disseminating local community health data. She also facilitated program planning and evaluation for school-based mental health initiatives. Preceptors: Faye Dodge and Jaime Bodden

Post Fellowship: Lauren is Tobacco Epidemiologist with the Indiana State Department of Health.

COLLEEN MORAN

Colleen completed her dual MPH/MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Throughout her graduate school career, she worked with the UW Population Health Institute in the Health Policy Program. As a Fellow, she focused her work on the intersection between public health and planning, exploring the ways urban and regional planners can incorporate a health lens in the planning process to create healthier communities. During her Fellowship she worked on many projects that focused on this aim, including resolution writing for both the American Planning Association Chapter of Wisconsin (APA-WI) and the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA), participating in conference planning for joint collaboration, planning and running a grant-funded joint workshop, and creating and running a collaborative group of planner and public health professionals around the state. Colleen also focused her efforts on increasing Health in All Policies (HiAP). One of the resolutions she wrote is for the use of a HiAP framework by both organizations. She also provided many trainings on and technical assistance for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) which is a useful tool for HiAP, created a Healthy Meetings Guidelines toolkit to begin to create a culture shift in meeting practices, and worked on a climate and health grant that incorporates health concerns into various climate related policies and programs. She also worked on projects that focused on making the healthy choice the easy choice through increasing healthy food options at corner stores and increasing access to physical activity in the built environment. She completed her Fellowship with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health in the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. Preceptors: Chuck Warzecha and Mary Pesik.

Post Fellowship: Colleen is Climate and Health Program Manager at the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services, Co-Chair of HIA Section at the Wisconsin Public Health Association, and WI Chapter Board Member for the Congress for the New Urbanism in Madison, WI.

 

SHOR SALKAS

shor graduated from the University of Minnesota-School of Public Health with an emphasis on LGBTQ health and community health promotion. shor is interested in community health, the intersectionality between health equity work and health disparities work and social justice, and is committed to promoting the health and wellness in LGBTQ communities. shor was placed in Madison at the Division of Public Health working with the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program. Over the course of the Fellowship, shor worked on a multitude of projects including doing a transgender community health assessment with Outreach, Inc., working with GSafe on data analysis and synthesis, working on LGBTQ tobacco control projects, supporting the Healthiest Wisconsin Baseline Report evaluation processes, and organizing a Wisconsin Transgender Health Summit. Preceptor: Molly Herrmann

Post Fellowship: shor is pursuing a degree in counseling psychology at UW-Madison with the hopes of integrating direct care into their public health work and their community building work. While shor is completing their MS in counseling psychology, they are also working with the Health Wisconsin Leadership Institute.