Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The Muskie Public Health Education Corps was created to increase the public health education capacity at the Maine CDC and advance the skills and experience of the emerging public health workforce. The Corps will help develop and implement educational programs that support community awareness and prevention of infectious diseases.
Carissa Parent, Nikki Busmanis, and Jacey Keller will form the inaugural Public Health Education Corps team, whose initial projects will include a middle school level intervention regarding tick- and mosquito-borne disease.
Dr. Judy Tupper, Muskie faculty member and managing director of the Population Health and Health Policy Program at Muskie’s Cutler Institute, is serving as the Corps advisor.
Photo: Carissa Parent, Nikki Busmanis, and Jacey Keller (left to right).