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  • Caitlin Ashby
    Student Research Assistant

    ​Caitlin Ashby is a Student Research Assistant for the Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs User Guide series, a collaboration between CPHSS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health. The guides provide topic-specific, evidence-based strategies and practical guidance for states and communities working to decrease tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Her main responsibilities include guide development and literature review, synthesis, and summary on topics related to state and community interventions. Caitlin's interests include global health, community organizing, and intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has a background in education and is currently seeking both a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Education

    ​BA, International Studies, American University, Washington, DC, 2009
    MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
    MPH, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017


  • Shannon Carrillo
    Student Research Assistant

    ​Shannon Carrillo is a Graduate Student Research Assistant for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Big Cities Coalition project. The project is an evaluation of policy and advocacy networks of the Big Cities Health Coalition. Her main responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, and data processing. Her interests include policy and program evaluation, social network analysis, translating evidence into practice, and social development. She has a background in social work and education and is currently seeking a Master of Public Health degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Education

    ​BA, Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 2012
    MPH, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016


  • Sharada Shantharam
    Student Research Assistant

    ​Sharada Shantharam is a Student Research Assistant for the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Policy Analysis project. Her main responsibilities include identifying and assessing evidence for components of worksite wellness policies using tools developed by CPHSS and the CDC. Sharada is also working to develop an evaluation design for the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program, a part of the national No Kid Hungry campaign. Her interests include policy and program evaluation in the field of chronic disease management, specifically in obesity and diabetes. She has a background in sociology and music, and is currently seeking a Master of Public Health degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Education

    ​B.A., Sociology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2013
    MPH, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015


  • Preetha Swamy
    Student Research Assistant

    ​Preetha Swamy is a Student Research Assistant for the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Policy Analysis project. Her main responsibilities include identifying and assessing evidence for components of the Patient Centered Medical Homes policies using tools developed by CPHSS and the CDC. Preetha is also working to assist with the evaluation for Raising St. Louis, a program to provide resources to parents in certain areas of St. Louis. Her interests include health promotion and research within the realm of chronic disease and maternal health. She has a background in Political Science and Religious Studies, and is currently seeking a Master of Social Work degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Education

    BA, Political Science, Austin College, Sherman, TX, 2011
    MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015

     



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