University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Miriam Hartmann graduated with an MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2009 from the department of Maternal and Child Health. She completed the Certificate in Global Health and the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication. Before receiving her MPH, Miriam worked with the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in the Global Health, Population, and Nutrition Department on a number of health communication related projects and activities. She has also worked with MEASURE Evaluation, finalizing a Violence Against Women Compendium of Indicators. In addition, she has worked in Malawi with Save the Children, completing a program assessment of a peer-education nutrition intervention model. Her masters paper focused on assessing the awareness-raising and communication activities of a local South Asian community-based organization working to prevent violence against women.

Miriam is now working for the Women’s Global Health Imperative at RTI International where she assists in developing and coordinating behavioral research studies designed to improve women’s reproductive health worldwide. Several of her current projects focus on identifying factors that contribute to the acceptability and effectiveness of female-initiated HIV prevention products.

“The collaborative environment and faculty support provided by this certificate program was one of my favorite experiences of graduate school. It allowed me to work with individuals in a variety of different departments, which greatly added to my educational experience by exposing me to numerous perspectives, ideas, and energy.”


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