Nationwide health insurance enrollment declines are across the board for children. Data collected through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Georgetown University indicates that more than 4 million children have become unenrolled in critical health insurance coverage since 2016 (1). Disappointingly, Missouri is no 1. with a 15.1 percent decline in children enrolled […]

Ethical academic and research practices are the cornerstones of responsible practitioners of public health. Thankful to be provided such an incredible opportunity to learn from The Johns Hopkins University through their certificate program on responsible conduct of research from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

A thought partner can be any individual sharing their knowledge or experience with other individuals in order to help them navigate a complex problem or issue.  You may think that this sounds a lot like advice or getting someone’s opinion on a matter, however, thought partners bring positive benefits to themselves and to the people […]

In January 2020, 45 incoming students from across the world will take part in The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s online Master’s of Public Health (MPH) — and I am one of them. Every year, nearly 500+ applicants are received by the University for inclusion into the MPH program — making it one […]

In an unanimous decision, I officially joined the Board of Directors for the Missouri CASA Association. This position will be for a three-year commitment and will allow me to utilize my program, policy and grant-making skills to support and advance this important safety net for Missouri’s foster care kiddos. The Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocate Association […]