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Meghann Wheeler - Academic Focus: Health Science; Engagement Focus: Community-Based Research, Internship, and Philanthropy

Meghann Wheeler, a Brooks College of Health Department of Public Health graduate from Jacksonville, FL, has shown her dedication to addressing the public health problems in our community through community-based research and internship.  Meghann has dedicated significant amounts of time to working with the Department of Public Health on a research project regarding CBD, and emerging public health topic that has yet to be explored in depth.  In addition, she has been interning with the UNF Health Jacksonville Neurology Department, and has been able to gain more in depth understanding of the many ways a hospital works to improve the health of the community it resides in.  Meghann’s community engagement efforts have affected her student experience by allowing her to gain a better understanding of a public’s health and it’s impact on a community.  Lastly, Meghann knows her community experiences have influenced her future through providing her with opportunities for personal and professional development.  She plans to apply the skills and knowledge she has gained in her career as a public health researcher.