The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for individuals in the fields of public health and allied sciences. Six new fellows began their fellowship experience in July. The 2011-2013 cohort includes:
Kristen Audet received her MPH from the University of Iowa, College of Public Health and her JD from the University of Iowa, College of Law. She completed her MPH with a practicum at the Johnson County Public Health Department in Iowa City, Iowa, working with the tobacco control program. Kristen also has research and community service experience, including helping to coordinate the Citizen Lawyer Program at the University of Iowa College of Law and organizing and managing service projects for law students. Kristen will complete her Fellowship with the Wisconsin Public Health Preparedness Program at DPH and with the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative in Sauk City.
Akbar Husain received his MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. While at Michigan, Akbar assisted with the evaluation of a multi-site asthma intervention at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease. In addition, he has experience working with minority populations at a number of different health-related organizations. He will be placed with the Western Regional Office of the Division of Public Health in Eau Claire.
Emma Hynes has an MPH and an MPA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Emma also has policy analysis experience with the UW Population Health Institute and advocacy experience with the UW Center for Patient Partnerships. She will be placed with the Maternal and Child Health Program at the Division of Public Health and with the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health.
Rashonda Jones earned her MPH from the University of Wisconsin Madison. During her graduate studies she served as an historian in the MPH student organization, conducted fieldwork on healthy birth outcomes with the Department of Health Services, and served as a mentor to two teen girls through a Milwaukee Health Department program. Rashonda will be placed with the Milwaukee Health Department and the United Way.
Anneke Mohr earned her MPH and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer working on HIV prevention in Swaziland, and has a range of other professional experience including: tobacco control, rural health, and community outreach. Anneke will be placed with the STD Control Branch, Bureau of Communicable Diseases in DPH and with the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center in Lac du Flambeau.
Tyler Weber completed his MPH in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Minnesota with a global health concentration. Tyler also has a variety of community health experience, including serving as the Community Advisory Board Co-Chair for a student run community clinic. He will be placed with the Milwaukee Health Department and with the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance.