APHA-SA: Biosketch Cherise Charleswell
Involvement in APHA-SA: Editorial Intern (Spring - Summer 2012);Newsletter Sub-committee Co-Chair (Fall 2012 - Present)
School: Capella University
Degree Program: Masters of Public Health, Expected Graduation 2012
Practice/Research Interests: International health, health inequities, epidemiology, women’s health, community health
Plans after school: Pursue a Doctorate in Public Health
Personal Statement about APHA-SA:
Cherise Charleswell, MPH has an educational background in the fields of the biological sciences (microbiology concentration) and anthropology (cultural), and Public Health. She currently works as Clinical Research Study Coordinator and Outreach Officer at a medical research institution. Her interests are in epidemiology and community outreach; particularly to underrepresented communities that are disproportionately affected by health disparities.
Cherise Charleswell is currently serving as the California State Representative for the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) and a Co-Chair of the Newsletter Sub-Committee for the American Public Health Association Student Assembly Governing Board (APHA-SA). She is also a member of the Governing Council of the Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA); as well as a member of the Governing Board of the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). At SAAPHI she also serves as Co-Chair of the Communications & Media committee, Chair of the Webinar Sub-Committee; as well as a member of the Scientific Symposium committee and Webinar Sub-committee. She is also a member of the Black Caucus of Health Care Workers.
Cherise is also the Graduate Co-Chair of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) and the Chair of the Women’s Studies (interdisciplinary department) of the Hampton Institute. Cherise also serves as the Assistant Director of the Los Angeles Black Book Expo and on the Executive Planning Board of the Woolie Me Natural Hair & Wellness Expo.
Cherise is currently working on the book projects: The Link Between Food, Culture, & Health Disparities in the African Diaspora and Walking In The Feminine: A Stepping Into Our Shoes Anthology.