P3RC research assistant wins best poster for master’s-level community engaged research
Maddie Offstein, research assistant for the P3RC Core Research project, was awarded Best Poster in the Master’s-Level Community Engaged Research competition at the 2022 UIC School of Public Health Research and Poster Day. Offstein’s poster explores how a Healthy CPS Network Specialist can help schools obtain Healthy CPS school certification.
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In analyzing and coding this project’s data, we found alignment in the perceived benefits of the Network Specialist position across stakeholder groups – with many of them validating what the position was originally designed to accomplish. Working to understand the value of the role from a variety of perspectives was rewarding, and I hope that this research will help future Specialists acclimate to their roles and create translatable insights to assist other school districts with their health and wellness policy implementationP3RC Core Research Project Research Assistant|
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Offstein is a recent MPH graduate from UIC’s Division of Health Policy and Administration. She also completed the Health Disparities Research Certificate, served as the Public Health Student Association president, and was inducted into the Delta Omega public health honorary society. Her policy interests include health equity, disability rights, and health insurance reform. This summer, she will be continuing to do research for this P3RC project and work virtually for a West Side-based non-profit on a maternal child health pilot, as she pursues professional running with an elite distance team sponsored by Brooks. Offstein graduated from Princeton University with honors and a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Global Health Program Certificate.
View Offstein’s poster as well as all other entries in the 2022 SPH Poster Showcase.