Courtenay Kessler

2008-2010 Cohort

Courtenay completed her BA in Women’s Studies from Harvard College and her MS at Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Society, Human Development, and Health. During the Fellowship, Courtenay was placed at the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) and the Sojourner Family Peace Center (SFPC). At MHD she engaged in a variety of projects including risk communication around the H1N1 flu, development of an evaluation plan for a nurse home-visiting program, development of content for a new men’s health webpage, and she tracked social indicators related to health. At SFPC, Courtenay led a research project that looked at child witness to violence and assisted with coordination of a health care provider consortium tasked with developing ER-based domestic violence screening protocols. Preceptor: Carmen Pitre, Amy Venables O’Neil, Barbra Beck, and Michele Wink