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Melissa Hawkins

Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University
Melissa Hawkins is the Director of the Public Health Scholars Program in the Department of Health Studies at American University. Dr. Hawkins is an epidemiologist with over a decade of experience in the application of public health methodologies to government and private sector challenges. Currently, her research addresses the integration of Community Health Workers (CHW) in the U.S. health workforce, in both clinical and community-based teams, and examining the effectiveness of CHWs as change agents in improving health equity. She is also the research director for a 5-year intervention study, funded by the USDA, to improve health literacy and prevent obesity in elementary school students in Washington DC. Before joining American in 2015, she served as Research Director for TMNcorp, a public health communications organization, where she lead the design, conduct, and analyses for epidemiological investigations related to women, infant, and children’s health. She also served as a Senior Epidemiologist with Epidemiology International, a contract research organization, where her research focused on resolving methodological and data collection issues in study design and evaluation. Her work focuses on translating data to improve community health. Dr. Hawkins holds a Ph.D. and M.H.S. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where she previously taught undergraduate and graduate students for fifteen years before coming to American University. She is a fellow with the American College of Epidemiology. Her vision for the Public Health Scholars Program is to prepare students for a wide range of public health careers.

The US isn't in a second wave of coronavirus – the first wave never ended

Jul 02, 2020 15:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views

After sustained declines in the number of COVID-19 cases over recent months, restrictions are starting to ease across the United States. Numbers of new cases are falling or stable at low numbers in some states, but they...

Quarantine bubbles – when done right – limit coronavirus risk and help fight loneliness

Jun 21, 2020 11:25 am UTC| Insights & Views

After three months of lockdowns, many people in the U.S. and around the world are turning to quarantine bubbles, pandemic pods or quaranteams in an effort to balance the risks of the pandemic with the emotional and social...

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Economy

US investment banks take funding intended for small businesses

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Politics

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Donald Trump revelation: POTUS' niece Mary Trump's book to be published two weeks ahead of schedule

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Joe Biden reveals senior leadership team in Florida

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Science

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Apollo 11: Film producers show lost footage of moon landing in 2019 movie

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Scientists say climate change may endanger many fish species

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Technology

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Is the Pixel 4a launch imminent as Google discontinues the Pixel 3a series?

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iOS 14: 4 best security and privacy improvements launching later this year

After countless reports of mobile apps and other entities covertly collecting peoples data through the devices they use, iPhone users should pay attention to the security and privacy features launching on iOS 14. Luckily,...
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