Elizabeth Jensen

Name: Elizabeth Jensen


School Attended While Participating in the Student Fellows Program: UNC Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health


Contact E-mail: ecjensen@email.unc.edu


Areas/Topics of Interest in MCH: health disparities, breastfeeding, infant mortality, preconception health, child maltreatment prevention


Current Research/Area of Study: Maternal and Child Health



Co-author, Jensen E., Co-author.  Improving folic acid consumption in women at risk for neural tube defects in Florida. Florida Public Health Review 2009; 6: 33-42.


2009-2010            Selected for the Interdisciplinary MCH Leadership  Consortium                  

2009                       Carolina Breastfeeding Institute Scholarship

2009                       Training Fellowship Scholarship


Current Work: Project Coordinator for the BEST for Babies Project, an NIH-funded, Community-Based Participatory Project to increase breastfeeding among African American women, also a Graduate Research Assistant for the Every Woman Southeast Initiative, an initiative to identify strengths and opportunities for partnership in advancing preconception health in eight states in the Southeast region. 


Future Work: Accepted to the doctorate program for Fall 2010 at UNC Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Department