Kaija L. Zusevics, PhD, MPH, CHES
Program in Genomics and Ethics
Kaija L. Zusevics, PhD, MPH, CHES is a post-doctoral fellow in the Program in Genomics and Ethics in the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She recently completed her PhD in Public and Community Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin with a focus on education as a social determinant of health. Specifically, her doctoral research examined levels of hope and student engagement among urban students of color.
Dr. Zusevics’ current research interests include ascertaining the education needs and capacities of various populations, including public health professionals and underserved communities, about genomics and its relationship to community. Her research philosophy stems from the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and assets-based frameworks as she examines the intersection of education, community engagement, and health equity among unique populations.
Dr. Zusevics has lectured and published on health education evaluation, health policy and health disparities, and CBPR. She received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and minor in Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Master’s in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; and maintains the Certified Health Education Specialist credential.
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