September 8, 2010

Jen Busse, RN, MPH, is an intern at the CHMP, and currently pursuing an MS in nursing as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at Columbia University. Prior to pursuing a BSN/MSN and an MPH at Columbia, she received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 2005.  She was involved in preclinical cancer research at both Harvard Medical School and then at Columbia University’s Herbert Irving Cancer Center for four years.  She received her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University in 2009.  For her MPH thesis she conducted research in HIV prevention strategies among high-risk groups in China. Working with the people in these communities played a significant role in her decision to pursue a career in family practice nursing and public health.  She feels that empowerment through education is key to positive health outcomes in any community, and plans to continue her work along these lines as an intern at the Center for Health, Media and Policy.