APHA SA Biosketch: Kashika M. Sahay

Kashika M. Sahay

Involvement in APHA-SA: Advancement Committee Co-chair (2013-present)

School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Department: Maternal and Child Health

Degree Program: PhD

Practice/Research Interests: integrating health systems, life course approaches to MCH, violence prevention and treatment evaluation, mixed-methods research activities, applied public health statistics, perinatal and mental health services research, transdisciplinary public health practice

Other Leadership Activities: Royster fellow at UNC Chapel Hill;  Exhibitors Committee member UNC Minority health conference;  Gender-based violence working group member;  Emory’s Maternal and Child health certificate-student co-initiator

Plans after school: Upon completion of my doctoral studies, I hope to conduct independent research for private and governmental organizations. My content areas of interest are mental health, violence against women and health services after pregnancy loss. I hope to meet wonderful researchers, advocates and practitioners of public health to engage as a life-long learner in public health.

Personal Statement about APHA-SA: Public health is a wonderfully diverse field rich with opportunity for students eager to find their niche. I look forward to working through APHA-SA to build professional development opportunities for individuals at all stages of their academic and professional careers.  I hope to work with fellow committee members to encourage a culture of collaboration and synergistic activities. I look forward to promoting events with regional and campus liasons that further advancement of student careers. These activities will hopefully build on each other to increase the visibility of APHA-SA.

I am excited to interact and engage wonderful people around the country! Feel free to email me for ideas to improve the opportunities list, ways to engage with the field of public health and to share your stories with APHA and public health.

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Last Update 11/30/2013