Abbey Kate Martin
Corvallis, OR
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Internship title/site and brief summary: 

At Novel Interventions for Children's Healthcare (NICH) at OHSU, I led the design of individual interview and focus group protocols and recruitment materials for a study designed to provide parents of children with both a chronic condition and a social barrier (e.g., homelessness or unemployment) with an opportunity to share how the pediatric healthcare system can be improved. We used Human-Centered Design (HCD) and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as guides for development. The results of this project will be used in the future to develop a pediatric population health proposal intended to better support the healthcare needs of these families.

Professional / academic / life plans after graduation: 

For now, my plan after graduation is to just ride the wave of life and be open to whatever opportunities come my way. However, my long-term goal is to blend my love of pop culture and public health in a way that helps meaningfully shift cultural norms.

Favorite memory of being a graduate student at Oregon State: 

It's impossible to pick just one favorite memory from the past couple of years. But, I will say, there will always be a special place in my heart for my group in H 513 (shout out to the Six Chicks!). We laughed together, we probably cried together, we drank a lot of coffee (and tea), and we got a whole lot of work done. Without them, this whole grad school journey would have felt a lot less doable.