Background & Bio
Mikayla Charles, MPH is a public health professional with several years of experience in program evaluation and project management. Her work includes designing evaluation tools, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, and performing data management and analysis. Mikayla also has experience in program and contract management, working on federally funded grant projects that address alcohol and substance use prevention in rural communities, social determinants of health, and childhood literacy. Mikayla’s other projects include community health and the built environment; implementing strategies to make urban communities more walkable and working with underserved populations gaining access to healthy foods. Currently, Mikayla provides program evaluation consulting to organizations implementing programs to address child and family well-being in the state of Georgia. Her career pathway and her road to AMCHP aligns with her career goal to improve health outcomes within impacted communities through research and evaluation.
My Current Work
Mikayla is primarily involved with AMCHP’s collaboration on the CDC’s Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) initiative by providing primary support and liaison activities related to the Review to Action.org website; assisting in the continuation of the Revisiting Equity in the Life Course (REiLC) – Bolstering AMCHP Life Course Indicators project that is now incorporated into the Kellogg-funded equity/anti-racism in data work; and assisting in the epic design of AMCHP’s organizational metrics processes.
Ask Me About
Program evaluation, substance use prevention, health equity, books and movie recommendations!