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Evelyn Sharkey

2014-2016 Cohort

Evelyn received her MPH and MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to graduate school, she spent two years as a Teach for America Baltimore corps member teaching high school science. During her graduate program Evelyn worked for a cancer epidemiologist on a rare disease registry, analyzed rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as a practicum student at a local health department, and collaborated with a local coalition to evaluate a drug use prevention program for teens. Evelyn completed her Fellowship with the Division of Disease Control and Environmental Health at the City of Milwaukee Health Department and the Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee's Children (CHIMC) project at the Medical College of Wisconsin. At the health department, she contributed to preparedness and response for Ebola virus disease and other emerging infections and managed a local immunization coalition's campaign to promote the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Evelyn gained further data management and analysis skills with the CHIMC project, a community-based participatory research study that aims to reduce disparities in immunization rates among Milwaukee's children. She also contributed to the implementation and analysis of a survey of childcare agencies to assess their immunization policies and practices. Preceptors: Marisa Stanley & Ernestine Willis