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Schroeder Center Welcomes Bethany Welstead

Bethany WelsteadThe Schroeder Center for Health Policy is pleased to announce the hiring of a new health policy analyst, Bethany Welstead.  Welstead earned her Master’s of Public Health (M.P.H.) in epidemiology from Emory University in May 2013, after receiving her B.S. in health sciences and B.A. in economics from Furman University. 

Welstead’s previous work included projects with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Van Meter Pediatric Endocrinology.  Her research focused on medical policies for refugees prior to entering the U.S. and investigating the success of childhood obesity treatment programs.

Welstead’s responsibilities at the Schroeder Center include providing evaluation services to such programs as the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) and the Health Education and Literacy (HEAL) program.  Welstead also provides key research support to affiliated Schroeder Center faculty members.

The Schroeder Center provides timely policy information and rigorous, unbiased analysis of health and healthcare problems to policymakers, educators, and students.  Welstead’s addition to the Schroeder Center staff increases the Center’s ability to expand its research and fulfill its mission.