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.
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.
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.