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Christina is a graudate student in our Health Promotion (MS) program, specializing in Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness.
She is the project assistant on the second year of a grant working with Dr. Patricia Barrington, faculty in Health Promotion. Dr. Barrington is the Project Coordinator for the Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NWFCCC), one of six regional collaboratives in the state of Florida. The overall purpose of NWFCCC is to reduce the burden of cancer by supporting the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, as well as to accomplish the goals and strategies of the 2015 Florida Cancer Control and Research Plan. Christina is working with Dr. Barrington to organize, convene and recruit new cancer control partners in the Northwest region of Florida that includes the following counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.
Christina has also had the opportunity to collaborate with UWF faculty Dr. Athena du Pré. She was given the opportunity to contribute to a chapter tin the textbook Health Communication Case Studies, co-authored by Dr. du Pré and Eileen Berlin Ray. Christina was paired with another professor, Dr. Marifran Mattson from Purdue University, to edit and assist her in the development of the case study. The case study is titled "The Coverage Gap Conundrum within the Affordable Care Act" which covers the pros and cons of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and discusses the insurance coverage gap within this health care reform. She enjoyed working on this project and collaborating with Dr. Mattson. The opportunity allowed Christina to expand her writing skills with the help of Dr. Mattson’s edits and guidance. As stated by Chirstina, "It is surreal to me that it will actually be printed in a college textbook and I am very thankful to of been chosen for this project!"
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