The aim of this webinar is to share different experiences of how the pandemic has impacted on the professional lives of ISPAH/HEPA early career members. Speakers will include Dr. Kelly Mackenzie (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Deborah Salvo (Washington University) who will present their key experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kelly Mackenzie, PhD
Dr Kelly Mackenzie studied Medicine at the University of Leeds (UK) and graduated in 2007. After working for a few years in a clinical role, she undertook a Masters in Physical Activity for Health at Sheffield Hallam University (UK), after which she chose to undertake her medical specialty training in Public Health. As part of her Public Health training, she completed a second Masters in Public Health at the University of Sheffield (UK). She then opted to take some time out of her training after she was awarded a National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a PhD, also at the University of Sheffield. Kelly’s research interests are around physical activity, sedentary behaviour and undertaking pragmatic research, in particular researching the implementation of co-produced interventions to reduce workplace sedentary behaviour, which was the focus of her PhD. Kelly recently passed her PhD viva and has now returned to Public Health Specialty Training. Kelly has 15 months left of her training after which she hopes to undertake a post-doctoral fellowship.
Deborah Salvo, Ph.D.
Dr. Salvo is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, and is a core faculty member of the Prevention Research Center. She earned her doctoral degree from Emory University. She defines herself as both a physical activity and spatial epidemiologist. Her work focuses on understanding the context-specific relations between the built environment and physical activity; documenting and ameliorating geospatial health disparities; and improving objective measures to quantify physical activity and relevant geospatial exposures. She is an active member of several global research networks of physical activity and health. Dr. Salvo is committed to advancing this field of study globally, with particular emphasis in capacity building Latin America and low- and middle-income countries. She has served as invited expert for the fields of physical activity and spatial epidemiology for Fogarty International Center (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the World Health Organization, among others.