Ms. Haylea Hannah, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, received the Exceptional Student Award from the Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA). She was honored this week at WSPHA’s annual conference in Wenatchee, Washington.
“Haylea has a clear commitment to the pursuit of both public health research and practice opportunities and priorities, and she serves as an excellent example to other students with interests in both learning rigorous methods and applying them to the current public health challenges facing our communities,” says Dr. Janet Baseman, associate dean for public health practice and professor of epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health.
For the past two years, Ms. Hannah has worked as a research assistant for the Student Epidemic Action Leaders Team, led by Dr. Baseman, which provides graduate students with training in applied epidemiology. For her dissertation, she is evaluating the impact of medications for opioid use disorder treatment in the criminal justice system in Marin County, California. Prior to the UW, Ms. Hannah worked with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, first as an Applied Epidemiology Fellow and then as a department analyst. The fellowship was through the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ms. Hannah has an MS in epidemiology from Emory University and a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on October 04