Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, Ph.D, M.P.H., a 2015 Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship recipient, and the outgoing first-ever student board member of AcademyHealth, recently graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health after successfully defending her dissertation on mobile health clinics in the United States. She is currently a contractor with the Bizzell Group, conducting health services and systems research with the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC.

Additionally, she is the author of a children’s book, and an independent consultant and co-principal of TERSHA LLC, where she has overseen the executive management of the organization and in collaboration with the operations management, provided technical support to clients using analytics, critical research, and evaluation. These work experiences, combined with skillsets in leadership, framework development, surveys, mixed-methods, policy analysis, and evaluation, as well as her sense of adaptability, and interests in patient engagement, health technology, rural and global health, make her a unique systems thinker in research, development, advocacy, and policy.

Authored by Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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