May 18, 2018 — Heartland Center Trainee Lexi Pratt, an MS student in Industrial Hygiene, has been named an Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) This Is Public Health Ambassador. Seamus Taylor, an MPH student in the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Health Management and Policy program, is also joining the program.
Pratt’s research interests include inhalation toxicology and occupational and environmental epidemiology, stemming from a year she spent abroad seeing these issues firsthand. She plans to earn a PE and CIH. Her current project is on the respiratory deposition of aerosolized pharmaceuticals.
This is Public Health is a campaign created by ASPPH to brand public health and raise awareness of how public health affects individuals, communities, and populations. The campaign has active social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook.
A total of 35 new students have been named to the Ambassador Program as representatives of the This Is Public Health campaign and 23 ASPPH member institutions. Ambassadors participate in a series of public health outreach events and professional development activities throughout the year.
You can join the new ambassadors on twitter Wednesday, June 6 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm EST for a conversation on their backgrounds and interests in public health. Follow the hashtag #TIPHChat to join the conversation. You can also submit your question in advance.