TEP-PH Interns

Laura Koch

Position title: Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2022)

I am excited to gain hands-on public health research experience especially when my work can directly benefit local communities. This is also an excellent opportunity to collaborate with public health researchers and learn more about Wisconsin’s public health systems.

Laura Koch began her Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health (TEP-PH) Internship with the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network in May of 2022 excited to learn more about translational research. She is looking forward to supporting Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN with the Wisconsin Registered Nurse Survey Workgroup and conducting subset analysis work with the survey data. Laura is in her second year of the Master of Public Health Program at UW-Madison. Public health has remained an underlying force in her education.  Her interest in population-level interventions started with her global health certificate in undergrad and led her to pursue a degree in human development and family studies at UW-Madison.  Through these experiences, she has cultivated a special interest in maternal and child health. Laura is also an intern for the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team.

 

Amy Van Aartsen

Position title: Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2019)

I’m looking forward to bringing my career interests together through this internship by learning more about translation and dissemination of evidence-based research. This internship is a wonderful opportunity to broaden my exposure to public health and learn more about the Wisconsin Public Health System.

Amy Van Aartsen began her Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health (TEP-PH) Internship with the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) in July of 2019 excited to be exposed to translational research and learn more about what the process looks like for implementing evidence into public health practice. Part of Amy’s work has been supporting WPHRN member Kristen Malecki, PhD in the dissemination of her research findings related to the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW). Amy is a graduate student at UW-Madison in public health and has a master’s degree in organic chemistry. She first became interested in public health while completing the global health certificate at UW-Madison. As part of the global health program, Amy completed her fieldwork in Sierra Leone where she worked on a community development project. She also completed an internship in Ecuador focused on women’s reproductive health. During graduate school, Amy has enjoyed leading a discussion section for one of the undergraduate global health courses, Population Health 370. Amy is grateful that she was exposed to public health early in her career as it has informed her future career aspirations.

Carly Babino

Position title: Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2017)

I am very excited to utilize this internship experience to learn more about translating research evidence into practice. I am also eager to learn more about Wisconsin’s Public Health System, and the collaboration it provides with researchers and the University.

Carly Babino Holmes began her TEP-PH Internship with WPHRN in June of 2017 with an interest in translating research into community interventions as well as mental health promotion in children. During her internship, she assisted in the grant writing process for a new public health residency program and conducted and disseminated findings from a survey for new public health professionals and public health officers.  Carly is a registered nurse who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked on her PhD in nursing during her internship. Her graduate research focused on community interventions for children with PTSD and other mental health problems related to non-accidental trauma. Carly was a member of the BSN Early Entry Option, a program that connects undergraduate nursing students with a faculty member and introduces them to early research experience and training to prepare them for doctoral studies directly after completing the undergraduate program.