Master of Public Health student Ms. Jessica Stubblefield was named a 2019 Tillman Scholar.
The Tillman Scholars program is named for Mr. Pat Tillman, a former NFL player who retired from football in order to join the Army and was subsequently killed in action. The award is given to active duty military, veterans and spouses who demonstrate leadership, service and the potential to have an impact beyond their direct work. Sixty students nationally are named Tillman Scholars each year, and receive financial support and an invitation to a leadership institute.
Ms. Stubblefield served in the Marine Corps from 2011 to 2015. During her service, she advocated to minimize gender gaps in medical services on base and spoke with Marine Corps leadership about strategies to mitigate sexual harassment and assault.
At the Colorado School of Public Health, Ms. Stubblefield’s focus is epidemiology, with a goal of applying epidemiological methods to study the causative factors and prevention of human trafficking. She has also started a campus chapter of Student Veterans of America and is an organizer of the Rocky Mountain Public Health Case Competition.
Ms. Stubblefield is the second Tillman Scholar from ColoradoSPH, and only the sixth scholar from a public health program in the 10-year history of the scholarship.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on August 16