2014 Shaping the Future

Joining the fight against heart disease and stroke

Brittaney BetheaShortly after graduation, Brittaney Bethea, who will receive her master’s degree in public health from the Brown School, will move back to her hometown of Atlanta, Ga., to work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

She received an ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) Fellowship in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC. Her duties will be to communicate health messages and research findings by translating them into formats useful to the front-line practitioner — such as state public health staff, clinicians or health care systems.

As a fellow, she also will support the development and implementation of the Million Hearts Initiative to prevent heart attacks and stroke.

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