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APHA-SA: Biosketch Mary Christoph

APHA-SA: Biosketch Mary Christoph

Involvement in APHA-SA: Development Committee Co-chair (2012-Present), Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer, News and Views contributor

School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department: Community Health

Degree Program: MPH/PhD

Practice/Research Interests: Childhood obesity prevention, international health and nutrition, health policy.

Other Leadership Activities: Epidemiology Teaching Assistant (2012-Present), Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program Visiting Faculty Committee (2011-Present), Microbiology and Biology Lab Teaching Assistant (2008).

Plans after school: My career goals involve advising on policies to prevent childhood obesity, as well as researching the nutrition transition in developing countries.

Personal Statement about APHA-SA: 

The APHA Student Assembly has been integral in giving me and other students an environment wherein we can learn, work to improve health, and educate others on the value and importance of public health. As the largest student group dedicated to public health, it is able to offer students resources such as networking, mentorship, and the opportunity to present and publish their work. APHA-SA has been particularly important in helping me realize the variety of public health careers, and making me more aware of what students and professionals are currently doing to further public health.

As a development co-chair, my goal is to help acquire the resources we need to provide maximum opportunities for every student currently involved APHA, as well as our future members. The APHA Student Assembly has a unique mission and purpose, and ensuring funding for scholarships, events, and projects is an important part of helping all students reach their academic, as well as professional potential.

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Last update 11/30/2013