Program Manager – Integrated Services, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
14 years of service
Got any favorite quotes?
It is not defeat that destroys you; it is being demoralized by defeat that destroys you.
- (famous international ex-cricketer and the current Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Who inspires you?
My public health colleagues who are committed and devoted to move the needle on our health outcomes in Oklahoma.
If someone was interested in a public health career, what advice or encouragement would you give them?
Oklahoma’s health ranking is currently 47th in the nation and that is primarily because of the health disparities across our state. If you have a passion to help develop population based public health programs that could reduce those health disparities and ensure health equity, then you are a good fit for public health and public health is a good fit for you.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had in public health?
I think it is difficult to pinpoint one single experience but I would give a much broader response. It is really rewarding when we effectively use public health data to facilitate meaningful and evidence-based decision making for A) planning and implementation of public health programs and B) to evaluate those programs at a later time to see how well they functioning to help reduce the burden of chronic diseases in Oklahoma and promote the wellness of Oklahomans.