What is your favorite public health experience and why?
“My favorite public health experience is not a single event, but rather a culmination of work on a smoking cessation study for adults with serious mental illness. The opportunity to be involved and witness the strength and determination of participants who are facing challenges, including but not limited to marginalization, stigmatization, and mental health symptoms is both humbling and inspiring. I get to see the data and knowledge that study participants provide to help improve the health of a larger population, framed on a personal level, one face at a time.”
Why do you care about public health?
“My foray into public health grew out of an interest in mental health. There is so much to learn and do in promotion of mental health in population health.”