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How did Myo Myo Aye support MPS in data analysis of the 2021-2022 project and develop a vision health plan for the city of Minneapolis?

INTRO  #UMNMCH student Myo Myo Aye (she/her) (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how her role as a Research Intern with the Minnesota Vision Health Task Force at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has contributed to her career in MCH. Her work creating briefs at MPS highlighted the importance of describing the impact of young children’s […]


Student Spotlight: How is Kaitlyn Traub using a health equity lens to responsibly report data at MDH?

INTRO  #UMNMCH student Kaitlyn Traub (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how her deployment with the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Team at the Minnesota Department of Health has contributed to her career in MCH. Her work with briefs at MDH highlighted the importance of describing systems impacting the health of Minnesotans. […]


Student Spotlight: How did Delaine Anderson provide essential data to identify underserved populations and inform policy changes for parents and children in Minnesota?

#UMNMCH student Delaine Anderson (she/her/hers), MPH 2022, wrote this reflection on how her deployment at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has contributed to her career in MCH. In this piece, she describes her experience with MN PRAMS, an ongoing public health surveillance project. Background I will complete my Master of Public Health (MPH) in […]


Student Spotlight: How is Alexis Chavez building MCH knowledge and skills through her work and online MCH?

#UMNMCH student Alexis Chavez (she/her) (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how her role as one of the co-editors of the National MCH Trainee Blog has contributed to her Maternal and Child Health (MCH) knowledge base. In this piece, Alexis shares how her editorial work with MCH students incorporates skills presented in MCH Competencies and […]


Student Spotlight: How did Nichole Castillo’s interest in infant mortality and health equity lead to her Master’s in Public Health Degree with a focus on Maternal and Child Health?

#UMNMCH student Nichole Castillo; she/her/hers (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and deployment with MDH have contributed to her career in MCH. Background After working for several years in primary care, I became interested in pursuing a Master’s in Public Health. When I first graduated as […]


Student Spotlight: How is Cara Carter making an impact on perinatal outcome initiatives in Minnesota?

#UMNMCH student Cara Carter (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how her coursework and deployment have bridged her pharmacy career and MCH career in pregnancy hypertension and Covid-19 vaccination work. Background I enrolled in the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program as I was beginning my career as a pediatric pharmacist. I had just completed residency […]


Student Spotlight: How is Erin Marten working to make reproductive health services more comprehensive, accessible, and equitable in Toledo, Ohio?

#UMNMCH student Erin Marten (she/her) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, and field/applied experiences have contributed to her career in MCH. Background I came to the MCH Program here at the U with an already established career as a nurse-midwife, but with a driving desire to understand my patients and their experiences on […]


Student Spotlight: How did Alyssa Scott’s deployment help address Minnesota’s Title V key priority areas?

#UMNMCH student Alyssa Scott (MPH 2021) wrote this reflection on how her field experience and deployment with the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Title V Block Grant team have contributed to her experience in the MCH Program. With a background in nonprofit communications and fundraising, I was excited for this opportunity to learn about grant […]


Student Spotlight: How is Lexie Adams assessing the needs of Hennepin County residents?

#UMNMCH student Lexie Adams (MPH 2021) wrote this reflection on how her deployments at Hennepin County have contributed to her career in maternal and child health. Background My passion lies with creating more opportunities for the generations of children to come, than those that exist today.  Children are extremely vulnerable and perceptive to the environments […]


Student Spotlight: How is Olivia Sullivan working to support incarcerated parents and their families with the Minnesota Department of Health?

#UMNMCH student Olivia Sullivan (MPH 2021) wrote this reflection on how her work with Dr. Rebecca Shlafer and recent deployment with the Minnesota Department of Health through the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health have contributed to her experiences in the MCH Program. Volunteering and Research in the MCH Program I […]


Student Spotlight: How has Aleksey Mason-Bradach addressed racial and ethnic inequities for mothers and examined parental knowledge of vision health in Minnesota?

#UMN MCH student Aleksey Mason-Bradach wrote this reflection on her opportunity to complete two deployments with the Minnesota Department of Health and Minneapolis Public Schools. Aleksey’s Deployment with the Minnesota Department of Health My work with MDH has been interesting as I was working alongside a non-profit that was funded through an MDH grant. The […]


Student Spotlight: How is Carrie Baranowski helping to integrate family planning services to comprehensive care for local health departments in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin?

#UMNMCH student Carrie Baranowski (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how passion for serving underserved populations has steered her career thus far and culminated in enrollment of the UMN MCH Program. Introduction By applying for a Policy, Systems, and Environment grant from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Carrie proposed to change the health care […]


Student Spotlight: How did Rachel Uwimbabazi Develop Educational Materials to Improve Birth Outcomes for an OB Program?

#UMNMCH student Rachel Uwimbabazi (MPH ’21) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. About Face2Face During Fall 2020, I applied for a student consultant position with Community Health Initiative (CHI). What appealed to me about CHI is how they partner with […]


Student Spotlight: How Did Emily Reimer Adapt to COVID-related Changes and Challenges During her Title V Internship Experience?

#UMNMCH student Emily Reimer (MPH ‘21) wrote this reflection on how her coursework and applied practice experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. Why I Applied to the Title V Internship Program In January of last year, I decided to apply for the Title V Internship Program, supported by the National MCH Workforce […]