Long time CCHD team member, Dr. Julie St. John, has accepted an assistant professor position at the Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Public Health within Texas Tech University Health Sciences.
Dr. St. John began working with CCHD in 2006 as a Masters Research Assistant working on the Integrated Health Outreach Systems (IHOS) project. This project’s major goal was to create a proactive public health model that helped the isolated residents of colonias along the Texas border. It was this experience in working with colonias that led CCHD to hire her full time as the South Texas Regional Director, a position she held until 2013 when she was named Director of the National Community Health Worker Training Center (NCHWTC). Dr. St. John’s expertise in community health worker research, training and education greatly impacted the establishment and success of the national training center.
Although we are sad to see her go, we wish her the best of luck in her new position and look forward to future collaborations.