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Our Voice in Washington: Stewart Joins Health and Human Services

10/25/2005

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.

Karen Stewart, MPH, CHES ...

Article Written by: Mary Beth Slagle/Student Worker in the Alumni office.



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