Montrece Ransom Discusses Her Journey Into Public Health Law at the CDC
JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.
In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, we speak with Montrece Ransom, Team Lead for Training and Workforce Development with the Public Health Law Program (PHLP) in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She discusses her journey into her career in Public Health Law at the CDC.
As a team lead, her focus is on increasing the competency of the public health law workforce to use law as a public health tool. She also develops competency models, develops and delivers webinars and in-person training in public health law, and oversees the workforce development components of CDC’s first cooperative agreement focused on building the legal capacity of the public health workforce. We also explore the types of training opportunities offered through the Public Health Law Program, such as the Public Health Law Academy. The Public Health Law Academy offers the following trainings: Introduction to Public Health Law, Hot Topics in Public Health Law, and Legal Epidemiology.
For further reading, consider these related articles from the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice:*
- Public Health Law Research: Exploring Law in Public Health Systems
- The Impact of Law on Syndromic Disease Surveillance Implementation
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Camelia Singletary, MPH, received her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Her research interests include exploring the implementation of school physical activity programs in combination with nutritional components. She is also interested in analyzing the adoption of physical activity and healthy eating skills from a social-cognitive perspective. As a public health communicator at JPHMP Direct, she hopes to create linkages between evidence-based research, public health coursework, and health certification competencies.