2/27/2013 First Person Radio with Melanie Peterson on Adverse Childhoods

 

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9 am Central as she talks with Melanie Peterson-Hickey and Autumn Baum about a Minnesota Department of Health report , "Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota," findings and recommendations based on the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. 

Since 2000, Peterson-Hickey  has been employed in the public health field as a Senior Research Scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health. Her work focuses on mortality and natality data analysis, health disparities among populations of Color, data support to the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health and the Elimination of Health Disparities Initiative. Her work involves analysis of data and reports on infant mortality, low birthweight births in Minnesota and measuring health disparities. In addition, Melanie is an independent research evaluation consultant for several non-profit organizations in Minnesota and serves as a trustee for the Minnesota Women’s Foundation.

Melanie Peterson-Hickey graduated from MSU in 1980 with majors in Sociology and Corrections. She completed her master's degree in Administrative Leadership in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1986 and her doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota in 1998. Melanie worked for several years in institutions of higher education in student affairs, administration, and teaching including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. Since 2000, she has been employed in the public health field as a Senior Research Scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Playlist Tracks: 
Dr. Melanie Peterson - Sr. Research Scientist
Topics: "Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota," findings and recommendations based on the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Air Date: 
February 27, 2013

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