Karissa Ryan

Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2015)

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I’m looking forward to learning more about the translation and dissemination of evidence-based research in the public health field and how this research can be applied. In the future I plan to use my experience as part of the WPHRN team and the MPH program to positively impact current health systems and programs.

Karissa Ryan began her Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health (TEP-PH) Internship with the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) on January 28, 2015.

Through her internship work, Karissa will collaborate on a current project to update the WPHRN Priority Research Questions through the engagement of WPHRN members. In addition, Karissa would like to learn more about health program planning and evaluation by assisting with an impact evaluation of research studies that have been completed in collaboration with the WPHRN.

Karissa received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. After graduating, Karissa worked as a community engagement specialist with Live54218, an obesity prevention coalition. In the fall of 2014 she began the Master of Public Health program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.