APHA-SA: Biosketch Lianne Fuino Estefan
Involvement in APHA-SA: Nominations Committee Chair (2006 - 2007)
School: University of South Florida, College of Public Health (USF COPH)
Department: Community and Family Health
Degree Program: PhD, expected May 2010
Practice/Research Interests: Impact of social factors (violence, poverty) on children's health; prevention and early intervention programs and policies
Plans after school:
I would like to teach at the University level while translating research to practice for community-based programs
Personal Statement about APHA-SA:
I developed a passionate interest in public health during my undergraduate years at the George Washington University and have continued developing that interest into my current program. In 2005, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the APHA Conference in Philadelphia, and was awed by the energy and passion that the students I met exhibited. I feel that it is important for students to have a strong voice in making change, so when I saw that APHA-SA was recruiting applications for the Nominations Committee Chair, I jumped at the chance to become more involved in such a great organization. I am very lucky to have been selected for this position and am excited to be able to work with such a dynamic, passionate group of students from around the country. As the Nominations Chair, I look forward to participating on the board and helping to recruit more talented individuals into leadership positions.
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