Katie Hamilton, '11 MPH Alumna
Katie manages a technlolgy-based weight management program called Weigh and Win a free program for Coloradoans age 18 and over where participants receive daily personalized coaching on healthy eating and active living via email or text message. She serves as the liasion between Kaiser Permanente (the program funders) and incentaHEALTH (the program administrators) ensuring that the program is adapting to the needs of the community via a community health persepective. Katie recommends taking CBHS 6612: Research and Evaluation Methods and CBHS 6628: Technology Based Health Promotion while also encouraging students to, "think carefully when selecting credit options." Specifically, she suggests program budgeting, grant writing, health policy, biostatistics, and epidemiology as beneficial courses for application towards any career in public health.