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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #249 Healthcare And Community Engagement, With Nikita Boston-Fisher, MPH

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This episode’s guest became interested in public health at a younger age than most. She is a public health consultant, certified health education specialist and project management practitioner who is passionate about compassionate health care and community engagement. Tune in to hear who she serves, what she does for them, and the mechanisms she relies on to provide this care! We talk about the Lounge she hosts in the hope of connecting people with chronic ailments to the resources and language they need, as well as to one another in a digital community. We touch on the topics she covers on her podcast, and how she provides support to providers, by equipping them with the tools they need to meet clients at their level. Tune in today to hear all this and more!

Meet Nikita Boston-Fisher

A public health career has been a goal for Nikita since childhood. All aspects of the field interest her however she is particularly passionate about compassionate and quality healthcare, health promotion and health literacy. She values community and is committed to helping solve health inequities.

Nikita has worked in non-profit, government, contractual and academic settings on a wide range of topics, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Tuberculosis (TB) and is an active volunteer in professional organizations. Her credentials include: Bachelor of Science in Community Health, Master of Public Health, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Conversation Highlights

  • An introduction to Nikita Boston-Fisher, consultant, specialist, and podcast host.

  • How her interest in health began as a young child.

  • Who she serves: people who aren’t getting the answers they need.

  • What she does for them: creates strategies to communicate their needs.

  • How she does that through her Podcast, working with providers, and creating eBooks.

  • What motivated her to try to help others to navigate the system.

  • Who would be an ideal person for the Lounge: people who have chronic ailments and regularly attend doctor’s appointments.

  • The community experience you can have if you join the Lounge.

  • What she covers on Health Cafe, interviewing clients and practitioners.

  • How she supports providers by helping them meet patients at their level.

  • The manifold issues that impact public health and make context so important.

  • Nikita’s advice to people starting a career in public health: find a mentor!

  • Where to reach Nikita, with email being her favorite option.

Nikita's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates

"Find a guide, a mentor, someone who has walked the path before you to be your sounding board to give you advice and guide you." - Nikita Boston-Fisher

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