APHA-SA: Biosketch Corey Howell
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Involvement in APHA-SA: Action Co-Chair (2013-present)
School: American University
Department: Public Health
Degree Program: BS in Public Health; minors in Education
Studies and Political Science
Research Interests: Health disparities (particularly, race), health policy, health care reform, Affordable Care Act, HIV/AIDS, medical marijuana, tobacco, childhood obesity
Other Leadership Activities: Founder, UAID at American University (2013-present); Board Member, Board of Trustees of Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (2009-present); Deputy Director of Student Health, American University Student Government (2011-2012)
Plans after school: After I complete my Bachelors of Science in Public Health, it is my goal to enter into a combined MPH-PA program, which will enable me to be a practitioner of medicine and public health. I’ve always believed firmly in the notion that politics serve as the ideal outlet for change; accordingly, my ultimate goal is to enter politics, and serve as a leading advocate of public health, which is largely neglected at the national level.
APHA-SA Personal Statement: Since joining Student Assembly, I have been eager to become more involved in areas to which I could adequately contribute. Besides that, however, I sought to band together with likeminded students who share my passion—promoting healthy lifestyles. In short, have a lengthy background in advocacy, so when I learned of the opening for the Action Committee Co-Chair, I seized the opportunity immediately. I not only hope to bring my expertise to the table, but I genuinely hope to work with as many SAers as possible. Within the field of public health, we all have issues that we are passionate about, and it is my goal to make sure all interests are represented. Advocacy prompts action. Therefore, it is my belief that our committee serves as a framework for the rest of the organization. Advocacy prompts action, which leads to achievement. Let’s achieve.
Last Update 10/06/2012