MCHP graduates contribute to improving the health of women, children, and families through a wide variety of careers.
Research Coordinator: Jessica Barnes, MPH, Class of 2012
Jessica spends the majority of her time overseeing an NIH-funded longitudinal, mixed-method research study that involves 5 local high schools. The project explores Hispanic students’ motivation, beliefs, and behaviors related to pursuing healthcare careers. She manages several research assistants, contributes to all quantitative and qualitative data collection efforts, and leads data management and data analysis activities. In addition, Jessica assists in designing and implementing program evaluation plans for all of HCOE’s enrichment programs.
Project Manager: Amanda Giese, MPH, Class of 2011
Study Administrator/Communications Coordinator: Kendall Ziegler, MPH, Class of 2010
Upon graduating from the MCH program, Ms. Ziegler accepted the position of Study Administrator/ Communications Coordinator for the Michigan Alliance for the National Children’s Study, centrally housed at Michigan State University. The National Children’s Study is the largest long-term study of children’s health ever conducted in the United States and will ultimately collect information on over 100,000 children in over 100 counties across the United States. Ms. Ziegler is responsible for organizing and tailoring information from the partnering federal agencies (DHHS, NICHD, NIEHS, NIH, CDC, EPA) to Michigan communities. She maintains contractual budget efforts of the study, and also participates in determining population-specific recruitment strategies and community engagement efforts.
MCH Epidemiologist: Deborah Kane, PhD, Class of 2003
Public Health Analyst: Josephine Ansah, MPH, Class of 2001
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