Midjina Richard, MPH, CHES, attended the University of Georgia, earning her undergraduate degree in Sociology and a master’s in Public Health emphasis in Health Promotion and Behavior. She has received several certifications throughout her academic career, including certification in Health Education Specialties and social and research behavior training.
She found her inspiration to study public health after realizing that she wanted to be on the side of prevention instead of treatment regarding health. She aims to help underrepresented individuals from diverse backgrounds reach healthier health outcomes through education and research. Her public health interests lie in health equity, DEI, maternal mortality, and reproductive health. Throughout her academic studies and apprenticeship experiences, she has had the opportunity to conduct research and create programs that have led to these topical interests. She is excited about being a hands-on development and training in real-world program evaluation planning, implementation, and use fellow. She hopes this program will provide her with professional development and the chance to make an impact on her areas of interest directly.
This fellowship assignment aims to provide experience in real-world evaluation projects geared toward programs for internal CDC, Departments of Health or key partner organizations colleagues. The fellow with collaboration will pilot test and evaluate a rapid assessment tool to enhance DEI and accessibility in the workplace. In addition, the fellowship assignment will consist of multiple projects related to electronic case reporting. Other areas of opportunity include exploring plain language, logic models, formative evaluation, real-time evaluation, one-page evaluation reports, retrospective post-tests, data sovereignty, and more.