Faculty & Staff
Shelby Borowski, MS is the Center Graduate Research Assistant. Shelby is currently a dual-degree student at Virginia Tech. She is a second year Master of Public health student in the Public Health Education concentration. She is also a fourth year doctoral student in the Human Development program, with a concentration in Family Studies. As a graduate assistant for the Center, Shelby assists with evaluation procedures including implementing data collection measures, analyzing data, and disseminating evaluation findings via reports and presentations – for several projects.
Madeline Murray is a first year Master of Public Health student in the Public Health Education concentration. As a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center, Madeline is assisting mainly with the evaluation of the CDC 1422 Grant which is focused on creating a local and joint approach to prevent and reduce high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke. She is also assisting with several other projects.
Laura Nelson, MS, MPH is a second year PhD student in Human Development and a graduate of the MPH program at Virginia Tech in both the Infectious Disease and Public Health Education concentrations. As a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center she is assisting with a Community Health Assessment for Covington and a USDA funded project supporting rural health and safety education on opioid misuse in rural Virginia.