I'm passionate about increasing public health's role in healthy aging, and opening up avenues for population level interventions that will increase quality of life for older adults.
My main interest areas are falls, healthcare-acquired infections, elder abuse, connecting clinical and community services and bridging the gap between research and practice in community health.
I am currently pursuing my Masters in Public Health - Public Health Practice and a Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy and Public Health through the online program at University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
I work full time at the Washington State Department of Health as the Older Adult Falls Prevention Specialist within Injury and Violence Prevention. In this role, I lead our state's falls prevention coalition and oversee implementation of 'Finding Our Balance: Washington State Action Plan for Older Adult Falls Prevention."