Congratulations to HELI 2010 alumna Dr. Kristen Malecki on her new role as the Director of the Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH) located in Milwaukee, WI!
Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and serves as the director for the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW).
Dr. Malecki shared,
The HELI program played a critical role on my journey. Over ten years ago, my participation in HELI solidified my passion for community-based health equity research. It clarified that in order to do this work, long-standing, trusted relationships are needed. Relationships take time to cultivate, trust takes time to cultivate. Relationships and trust building require honest conversations and for listening to happen. The CUPH leadership and staff are experts in advancing health equity research through relationship building. I have learned so much from my colleagues at CUPH over the years and I am honored to be a part of moving the center forward.
Congratulations, Kristen! We look forward to continued collaboration with you and CUPH!