Who We Are

We are a team of faculty, staff, practitioners, and students from the College of Public Health working to build health equity.

Over two years ago, a group came together to develop, implement, and evaluate a health equity curriculum for health departments in Iowa. After a pilot program at a local health department, we began expanding our efforts across the state in our aim to establish the building blocks for a sustainable culture of health equity practice in Iowa.

Our Team

Rima Afifi, Community and behavioral health

Rima Afifi

Professor, Community and Behavioral Health

Tasneem Ali

Tasneem Ali

Health Equity Program Coordinator

Dena Fife

Dena Fife

Instructional Services Manager

Mary Kosobucki

Mary Kosobucki

Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Erblin Shehu

Erblin Shehu

Research Assistant

Laurie Walkner

Laurie Walkner

Director, Public Health Practice & Workforce Development Core

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