APHA-SA Biosketch: Nicole Cranley

APHA-SA Biosketch: Nicole Cranley

Involvement in APHA-SA: National Public Health Week Co-chair (2013-current)

School: University of Florida

Department: Behavioral Science and Community Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions

Degree Program: PhD in Public Health concentration in social and behavioral sciences

Practice/Research Interests: Cancer prevention; patient adherence; medical decision-making; stress and health; chronic illness; screening behavior

Other Leadership Activities: University of Florida Public Health Week Chair; Graduate Student Association Liaison; Graduate Student Advisory Counsel Member

Plans after school: Once I finish my doctorate work I hope to work as a behavioral researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Personal Statement about APHA-SA: I was not aware of the many opportunities for involvement in APHA-SA until I had spoken to a fellow student who had previously served as a committee chair.  I decided to apply for a co-chair position for National Public Health Week, as I am already the chair for The University of Florida’s public health week.  The reason why I was drawn to serve my university as the chair for PHW is the same reason why I was drawn to apply for the co-chair position of NPHW.  I believe that events like NPHW are invaluable for the promotion of public health and have the ability to reach all types of people.  I feel honored to serve as a co-chair for NPHW and I encourage any other interested students to find a way to get involved in APHA-SA. 

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Last Update 01/24/2014