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Graduate Degree: Harvard School of Public Health
Undergraduate Degree: University of California, Berkeley
Area of Interest: Public Health Issues
Mentors: Ben Forman, MassINC and Ruth Sappelt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Agency: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Supervisor: Gail Hirsch, Office of Community Health Workers
Project Description: Kelly will be working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in the Office of Community Health Workers. She will help develop a toolkit for Prevention and Wellness Trust fund grantees that will guide the integration of community health workers into their organizations, explain potential models for use, and document best practices. Kelly will also be working with the Office of Oral Health on the revision of the Status of Oral Disease in Massachusetts report as well as the development of practice guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy and early childhood.