Pat Williams is completing his MPH degree in Healthcare Management at Boston University. He’s working with CHW Central to support regular publishing and grant writing. Pat concurrently serves as a Writing Fellow for PublicHealthPost.org and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Leadership and Management for Public Health. He’s in the process of throwing noodles at the wall to start up a consulting business and see which services stick.
Sara Purvis is an MPH candidate at Boston University School of Public Health focusing on Maternal & Child Health and Health Policy & Law. She is currently interning at CHW Central and will be developing fundraising plans, revising social media strategies, and assisting with designing a feature series. After graduating from BUSPH, Sara plans to focus her efforts on sexual health and reproductive justice. She is looking forward to working with the CHW Central team in expanding resources for community health workers.
Sahar Amrin Hossain is a junior at Boston University majoring in Health Science and minoring in Biology. She was a summer 2020 intern with CHW Central, publishing features, drafting resource summaries, and posting news articles. In addition to her love for global health and community health workers, she also enjoys leading community service trips and exploring new places. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, she aims to enroll in graduate school for a Master of Public Health degree.
Akriti Pandit is a MPH graduate from Boston University School of Public Health. From September to December 2019, she was involved in various tasks and projects; among them, developing the concept for the CHW Voices page was her favorite, allowing her to demonstrate her creativity on a topic she felt passionate about. Akriti currently works at the MA Department of Public Health where she is providing support to the Title V Block Grant Needs Assessment project.
Preetika Banerjee is an MSPH student in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Preetika is currently in Delhi doing her master’s practicum on the Indian Network for Streptococcus pneumoniae and PCV Impact Research (INSPIRE), and working remotely as an intern for CHW Central. During her time with us in the fall of 2019, she worked on a variety of tasks which included website management and content development. Her favorite tasks were involvement in the drafting of resources and key feature articles including “CHWs Addressing Addiction” and “CHWs and Mental Health.”
Marian LaForest is an MPH graduate from Boston University School of Public Health. She interned with CHW Central from February 2018 to May 2018. During her time with us, she worked on website management and locating relevant events and resources. Marian currently works as an Informationist at Columbia University’s Health Sciences Library and it always brings her joy to recommend CHW Central to library patrons.