Public Health Perspectives is a free online webinar series designed to showcase programs impacting public health. PHP discusses program design, lessons learned, and creative solutions with public health professionals around the nation. Each PHP webinar takes approximately 1-hour to complete.
PHP Webinars are hosted live on the second Friday of each month at 10am PST.
To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All PHP sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- What constitutes a rare disease?
- What is the rare disease burden in the US?
- What is the average cost of living with a rare disease?
- How can we approach rare diseases from a public health perspective to increase programs, policy, and health system for this community?
- Public health professionals
- Community members
Duration: ~ 1 hour
Continuing Education: N/A
Speaker: Mackenzie Abramson, MPH, CPH, CHES, Operations Associate, AllStripes
Mackenzie Abramson, MPH, CPH, CHES
Mackenzie Abramson recently joined All Stripes, a rare disease research organization, as an operations associate. After working in COVID-19 response over the course of the last year, Mackenzie found where her public health background can make the greatest impact. As a rare disease patient herself, Mackenzie is passionate about changing the lives of others through public health practice and research.
As a graduate student Mackenzie traveled to Rwanda to research the burden of Albinism within the Rwandan Population. This project led her to an internship with the World Health Organization in Cairo, Egypt, where she worked in detection, verification, and risk assessments for infectious diseases. This prepared her for graduation from the MPH program at UNR and to jump right into work as a Disease Investigation Manager for COVID-19 in Northern Nevada. Now, Mackenzie has made the shift from focusing on infectious diseases to enhancing the public health response and approach to rare diseases.
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