40 Under 40 Class of 2021Kalamazoo, Michigan
Medical DirectorKalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department and Calhoun County Public Health Department
Assistant ProfessorWestern Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
In public health we work to build trust and relationships to address community challenges that require community solutions. Public health is a public good that requires public investment. A population and community perspective will be essential to overcoming the public health challenges of the 21st century.
Three words to describe me:
dedicated, caring, genuine
The best part of my job:
working with my colleagues on behalf of the common good by connecting the big picture of public health practice to the individual needs of community members.
Something that would surprise others about me:
I spent 11 months in India experiencing public health practice in the fields of maternal and neonatal health.