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This submission features: Ruth Berhanu

Ruth Berhanu (she/her) is a second year MPH graduate student at Boston University School of Public Health concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Maternal and Child Health. Ruth’s public health interests include perinatal epidemiology, mental health and trauma, and doula care. After graduation, Ruth hopes to work as a perinatal epidemiologist at either the state or federal level and hopes to conduct more community-based participatory research that looks at doula care and birth outcomes.

In the Fall of 2020, Ruth accepted a practice fellowship from Boston University SPH and chose to partner with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) on the Promoting a Healing-Centered Work Environment project. She designed and conducted a healing-centered organizational assessment tool to understand how healing-centered approaches impact the work and well-being of public health practitioners from a racial equity lens.

Read more about Ruth’s experience at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health here!

Funding provided by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota and the University at Albany School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program, which are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This information or content and conclusions of related outreach products are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.