Paula Tran Inzeo was a Population Health Service Fellow from 2010 through 2012 with a dual placement at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and the Wisconsin Center for Health Equity. Prior to the Fellowship, Paula earned her MPH from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Fellowship allowed Paula to refine her passion for health equity, specifically the critical role of deep community engagement and collective action in health equity strategies. Her experiences during the Fellowship allowed her to lay a strong foundation for her current work, which keeps her very busy.
In 2013, Paula received the Outstanding Student Award from the American Public Health Association Council of Affiliates. She is a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and the Assistant Director at the University of Wisconsin Center for Nonprofits. As Assistant Director, she is working to grow the Center for Nonprofits’ Action Research Program and outreach efforts and serves as the Transform Wisconsin Health Equity Coordinator.
Paula’s advice to current and former Fellows: “Take full advantage of the opportunities the fellowship offers related to building relationships (professional and personal), training and professional development, and solidifying your identity as a public health practitioner. Take risks, explore interests, have fun and do so with humility.”