Five Questions for Jonathan
1. What is one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on?
The creation of a comprehensive opioid data system to understand the downstream impacts and the upstream social determinants of health that contribute to substance use disorder.
2. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An ice cream man, so I could eat it whenever I wanted.
3. What would success in public health look like to you?
A never-failing mindset that looks to how we can prevent problems instead of treating them.
4. What’s a story or experience that keeps you going, even when you’re feeling challenged?
My ancestors moved to America and eventually settled in central Kentucky in the 1700s, and I am sure the decision to move to a new land and life on the frontier was not easy. Generations have gone by, and each generation has had successively better and healthier lives. I now look at my children and wonder if I can help improve life for their generation.
5. Describe yourself in three words.
Curious, caring, concerned.