The APHA invites you to attend a free 90 minute online event where guest will discuss their career paths within sectors of public health (government, academia, non-profit/voluntary). Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about careers in public health.
Amanda Barbiero completed her Master of Science in Population and Public Health at the University of Calgary. Her thesis examined associations between fluoride exposure and cognitive and thyroid functioning among Canadians. Amanda has worked on projects examining the socioeconomic patterning of body weight and population-level interventions to reduce dietary sodium intake. She recently accepted a Research Associate position in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at Alberta Health Services.
Ashley Drobot completed her Master of Public Health at Queen’s University and is an Evaluation Lead with Alberta Health Services. Her evaluation and research experience is grounded in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. She has evaluation experience related to chronic disease management, wait time policy, patient engagement, and referral automation. Her interests involve the social determinants of health, health policy, and evaluation.
Kenda Swanson completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Degree at the University of Calgary in 2010 and in 2016 a Masters of Science in Community Health Sciences (Population/Public Health). Her theses projects involved investigating the behavioural and social correlates of physical activity, weight status, and health among children and adults. Kenda has been a member of the APHA for three years, involved with the student committee planning and secretarial tasks. Her interests involve volunteering, working with children, and learning more about social and intrapersonal factors that influence children’s overall wellbeing.
Target participants: Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage attendance by current and aspiring students interested in learning about public health career options in government, academia, and voluntary sectors.