From Rogersville to Washington, D.C. seems a
little ambitious, but not for ETSU alumna Karen L.
Stewart. Stewart, who graduated in 2000 with an
MPH, is currently a public health analyst for the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her
duties include working on the Border Health
Initiative, the Secretary’s Rural Initiative,
and the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health
and Human Service. This leading lady not only
legislates, but also keeps an eye on foreign and
community based palliative programs to ensure they
are being run properly.
After graduating from ETSU, Stewart worked in
Rogersville, Tennessee, with the Statewide Youth
Tobacco Survey Program. From there, she received a
Presidential Management Internship in Washington
D.C. and doors began to open. She then landed a job
with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and
her career in HIV/AIDS prevention officially began.
All of this led to her being tapped by the World
AIDS Czar in 2005.
One of Stewart’s greatest accomplishments
was working to establish the $15 billion
International AIDS Program. She recently partnered
with Dr. Joellen Edwards of the ETSU’s
College of Nursing to bring the National Rural
Health Advisory to Johnson City in June 2005.
Click on the link below for more information on
Ms. Stewart's accomplishments.
Stewart, MPH, CHES ...
Article Written by: Mary Beth Slagle/Student
Worker in the Alumni office.