Kyra Terry, MPH

Claremont Graduate University, School of Community and Global Health
Health Promotion, Education, and Evaluation

I just graduated in May with my MPH from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in Health Promotion, Education, and Evaluation. I am passionate about health education and communications in many forms. I was able to complete my applied practice experience this past year with Adventist Health Glendale to assist with their well-being programs involving chronic disease and mental health. My motivation to study public health comes from seeing a need for more community based approaches to health education and disease prevention. I want to work in public health to help reduce risk of disease and health hazards through the implementation of accessible communications and programs for people of all backgrounds. In this program, I hope to positively help our communities by helping to educate our diverse public health workforce through evaluating, planning, and implementing quality trainings across public health topics. I look forward to the hands-on practical approach to community engagement and learning in public health. I hope to continue to grow as a public health professional through mentorship and collaboration.

I am an incoming fellow in the Health Education Track. For my fellowship project, I will be working with the National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce on the project Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Quality Training for the Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Workforce. Our mission is to improve quality and safety for training and workforce development. I will be working closely with mentors from the Division of Laboratory Systems in the Training and Workforce Development Branch to bolster the current workforce trainings through design, evaluation, planning and implementing additional quality trainings using techniques such as the training of trainers program. We will be working to sustain a capacity-building community among public health and clinical laboratory professionals to support responses to public health emergencies. In the long term, the goal is to establish a sustainable learning community to equip the clinical laboratory workforce with necessary tools, resources, and networks.