TEP-PH Interns

2019 Interns

Amy Van Aartsen

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.

Amy is excited about the opportunity to be exposed to translational research through this internship and is looking forward to learning more about what the process looks like for implementing evidence into public health practice. Part of Amy’s work will be 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 dual degree graduate student at UW-Madison in public health and organic chemistry. Amy first became interested in public health while completing the global health certificate as part of her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison. As part of the global health program, Amy completed her field work 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.

2017 Intern

Carly Babino

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 began her Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health (TEP-PH) Internship with the Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) in June of 2017.

Carly is interested in translating research into community interventions, as well as health promotion of mental health problems in children. During her internship, she will be assisting in the grant writing process for a new Public Health Residency Program, and conducting and disseminating findings from a survey for new public health professionals and public health officers.

Carly is a Registered Nurse and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. Carly was a member of the 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 the student to continue doctoral studies directly after completing the undergraduate program. Carly is currently beginning her third year of graduate studies in the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Her research focuses on community interventions for children with PTSD and other mental health problems related to non-accidental trauma.