Oguno and Xin receive ASPHN Health Equity Fellowship

Oguno and Xin ASPHN feature

Kristen Oguno and Fuxue Xin, have been accepted into the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists’ (ASPHN) Health Equity Fellowship Program. Oguno, an M.S. Data Science student, will be mentored by Aize Cao, associate professor, biomedical data science. Xin, an M.S. Biomedical Data Science student, will work with Bishnu Sarker, Ph.D., assistant professor, computer science and data science.

According to the ASPHN website, the Health Equity Fellowship Program was created to support the diversification of the public health and health-related workforce. It offers an internship opportunity for students, of federally designated minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and underrepresented students enrolled in non-MSIs, to apply academic skills and problem-solving to real-life work experiences.

In the 12-week program, Oguno and Xin will pursue activities such as:

  • Structured learning objectives based on the ten essentials of public health service and core competencies in health promotion and education.
  • Mentorship from preceptors at federal agencies, state and local health departments, community-based organizations, and other public, private and nonprofit public health agencies, including health clinics and hospitals.
  • Work experience in a variety of public health topics, including: minority health, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, physical activity and nutrition, injury prevention, health disparities, and health equity.

Oguno and Xin will also attend the Society for Public Health Education Annual Conference, held March 19-21, 2024, in St. Louis.

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  1. I am so proud of what Kristen Oguno has achieved at Meharry! Meharry is the best soil to develop bright minds.

    Congratulations Kristen Oguno & Fuxue Xin on your next endeavors. Our communities need you to correct and connect the health disparities that exist.

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