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Explorations of Careers in Public Health: Susan Avila, RN, MPH
Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University and the IPHAM Center for Education in Health Sciences.

Explorations of Careers in Public Health is a mini-series within the larger weekly IPHAM seminar series. The mini-series will feature interviews with local public health leaders about how they have navigated their career in public health.

Guest:
Susan Avila, RN, MPH
Trauma Nurse Coordinator (former)
John H. Stroger Hospital

Susan Avila has worked in a broad spectrum of roles from a public health nurse based in one of the first nationally established community health centers to bedside nursing in acute care institutions. She was a member of Mayor Washington’s administration and implemented reforms in the food protection program. She retired in 2013 from her position as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at John H. Stroger Hospital. In this position she directed the Department of Trauma’s Surveillance Unit and several grant funded violence and injury prevention programs.

She currently serves as co-chair of Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya 7th District Health Task Force with the focus of advising and tracking issues impacting the health of those within the 7th District. She serves on the Board of Enlace Chicago, a community-based organization dedicated to building community power through collaboration and grassroots leadership in the community of Little Village. She currently is a Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

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Apr 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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