Anna Austin, MPH, IPRC research assistant and doctoral student in maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 students selected from across the U.S. to serve as a 2016-2017 section fellow for the American Public Health Association’s maternal and child health section.
The APHA fellows program is designed to advance students’ leadership skills. The maternal and child health section of the organization provides fellows with the opportunity to take an active part in section activities through attendance at the APHA annual meeting in October, participation in section committee activities, serving as an assistant to the governing council representatives and coordinating special sessions.
Fellows are chosen based upon evidence of outstanding leadership, scholarship and commitment to maternal and child health.
Austin’s research interests focus upon child maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences. She has published most recently in the Children and Youth Services Review.