USJ Student Selected to Present Work at American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference

USJ student Alyssa Magnano ’23, has been selected to present her findings on Children’s Oral Health: Preventable Yet Disparities Remain in the City of Hartford at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting on October 24, 2021. APHA is the national professional organization for public health practitioners. Annually, current and future public health practitioners submit their research to be considered for presentation (i.e., poster or oral) at the national level.  

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health program, Kaydian Reid, DrPH, said, “The APHA Annual Conference presents an excellent opportunity for Alyssa, a future public health practitioner, to showcase her work at the national level on health equity and child health outcomes while networking with peers, scholars, and public health organizations.” 

Public Health students are encouraged by the APHA to submit their work/research to be vetted by their peers and public health practitioners; only a few are selected to present their work. Magnano will be presenting in the Social Determinants of Health Oral session at the conference. 

“I am extremely proud of the time and dedication I have put in that has given me access to such an incredible opportunity. USJ has prepared me to do big things, such as present on a national level, and I am beyond grateful for the support from this University,” said Magnano. 

Check out the research presentations here.

Learn more about USJ’s programs in Public Health.