Our team works in partnership, within the university system and with organizations across the state, to advance the health and wellbeing of all Missourians at every stage of life. We promote data-driven decision making by increasing capacity, knowledge, partnerships, and bridging campus research to individuals and communities through collaboration, outreach and empowering citizens to adopt strategies that will positively influence health outcomes over time.Interdisciplinary Collaborations & PartnershipsConvene partnerships and projects that advance solutions to pressing public health issuesPromote upstream and systems thinking
My background is diverse as I bring experience in business and entrepreneurship coupled with global community health. This background allows me to bring a fresh perspective and a different way of thinking about the challenges we face in Missouri and beyond. Having worked in rural East Africa for over twelve years, I look for ways to partner and support work that is community-driven, so that it is sustainable, socially responsible, and is empowerinI believe in the power of listening and connection. Many times the work is already being done, but people and organizations are not aware of it, so I continually look for ways to bridge and connect."