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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

Nov 17, 2020

Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, PhD, is a passionate trailblazer in public health policy and research.  Having completed her PhD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, her most current work, for her dissertation, examines the health equity and economic effects that mobile health clinics have on hard to reach populations. She is from Ghana and holds onto her Ghanian values, but she lives in the US and there are things in the US that have become a part of who she is.  Personally, she is a fiery millennial woman, a Jesus follower, a wife and a mother of three.  Professionally, she’s a scientist with a background in engineering and biological sciences who has now found her work in public health.  Additionally, she is an author of a children’s book.  

In This Episode We Cover:

  • The roundabout way she got into public health.
  • Why curiosity and soul searching led her to her professional passion.
  • Her passion: equitable access to health.
  • What mobile health clinics are and how they operate.
  • How mobile health clinics bridge health gaps for so many people.
  • How mobile health clinics are providing much needed care during COVID-19 and during/after natural disasters.
  • Why access to healthcare is a human right and how mobile health clinics are helping to bridge disparities.
  • Her PhD journey and how important the process was for her professional development.
  • How she is showing the value of the impact of mobile health clinics of decreased adverse health outcomes and cost savings.
  • Her advice to people looking to get into the public health sphere.

Stand-Out Quotes:

  • Equitable access to health: I get goosebumps just saying this
  • How can I tell their stories so that individuals such as decision makers and funders will have the information they need?
  • If there is something wrong with us (health-wise), that affects our whole day.

Reach Out:

  • LinkedIn: @sharonattipoe-dorcoo
  • Facebook: @KoliBosco
  • Instagram: @KoliBosco

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