Background & Bio
Justin joins us from the Arizona Birth Defects Monitoring Program – Arizona Department of Health Services, where he conducted health registry disease abstraction and birth defects surveillance. He was also an active member of NBDPN and served as vice chair on their Communications and Health Promotion Committee. Justin has prior experience teaching anatomy to medical students, scribing in an emergency department, and organizing student leaders for volunteer experiences abroad. These experiences helped inform and inspire his master’s project, which focused on evaluating the photographs and reflections of international volunteers for themes of social change and structural violence. Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arizona State University, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota.
My Current Work
As the CYSHCN/National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) Liaison for AMCHP’s partnership grant, Justin provides logistic, administrative, and programmatic support in collaborative activities with NBDPN – along with technical assistance to Title V MCH/CYSHCN and birth defects leaders and programs to promote workforce capacity.
Ask Me About
Birth Anomalies/Defects Surveillance, Equity, Structural Violence, Health as a Human Right, Hobbies/interests: sustainable development, pumpkin carving, swimming, snowboarding, TV shows/movies.