Jaime Bodden is the Health Officer/Director for the
Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department and current preceptor for Lauren Lamers. The first consolidated health
department of the state, the Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department
serves a population of approximately 50,000. New to the position in October
2013, Jaime has previous work in St.
Louis, working for the Open Streets Initiative and the
Missouri State Senate. Jaime received her Master of Public Health and Master in
Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington
University in St. Louis. Her primary interests include
community engagement and health promotion, the social determinants of health,
and access to health – particularly in rural populations. Much of her
experience has been in global health – she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in
Senegal and recently worked
with USDA on a micronutrient project in Haiti. She’s excited to put her nomadic
ways aside for awhile and be back in her home state, working with rural
populations on a vast array of health issues.