Mar 28, 2022
Dr. Erin O’Neill is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Education in the Health Sciences Department at New Jersey City University. Dr. O’Neill’s is a 2021 Fellow with the National Leadership Academy for Public Health (CDC). As a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), she serves as a consultant to government and community health organizations for programmatic strategies to alleviate health disparities and to promote health justice and equity. She joins the podcast to explore the social and cultural aspect of public health and access to care. We talk about the important role the community plays in crafting healthcare policy, the systemically rooted issues that create obstacles to health equity, and how policy and education work hand in hand.