She was a mentor for an interdisciplinary team that was part of the first ever case study focused on innovative approaches to addressing hunger. She has also worked with the WHOCC on a number of ways to support its mission; ranging from exploring ways to include international experiences for her community health students to including several innovative approaches to making students aware of global health priorities. Furthermore, she has been an active participant in multiple PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center initiatives; most recently as a host family for a Malawian scholar who visited UAB in 2011, and serving as a mentor/collaborator with a Zambian scholar by planning relevant experiences and sharing resources between the Community Health department at UAB and the Community Health department at the University of Zambia. Her research program, teaching and service exemplify the desired characteristics of the ideal WHOCC Scholar.
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars
Faculty members and community partners who contribute to the work of the Collaborating Center can apply for recognition as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars. The guidelines for the Scholar appointments are on the School of Nursing Intranet Site under “School-Wide Documents”. The following faculty have received this recognition: