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Meet New Staff Member Elizabeth Frost
Meet CPCRN Project Manager Elizabeth Frost 
 
Tell me a bit about your work before you joined the PRCHN. Where did you work and what did you do?
I’m originally trained as a health educator, and much of my past work has involved implementing and evaluating various community health education programs. Most recently, I worked in Rwanda as a Maternal and Child Health Peace Corps Volunteer developing trainings for community health workers on Malaria prevention, HIV prevention, family planning, and sanitation. As part of my work in Rwanda, I was stationed at a village health center where I helped to form a women’s community-based savings group with the intent of empowering women with the skills to become financially independent and the ability to fight malnutrition.

Tell me about your education. Where and what did you study? Is your work here radically different than what you studied in college? In other words, has your career path made any unusual changes?
I completed my Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work in Houston, Texas. My career path has led me to work with a variety of communities and in a wide array of topics including refugee health, women’s reproductive health, HIV prevention, and now, cancer control and prevention.  

What aspects of your new position are most intriguing to you? What are you looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to working in a prevention research center surrounded by like-minded individuals who are also passionate about changing the health of a community and of a nation. 

What are some of your interests outside of work?
I love to run and take adventurous walks with the dog. I believe that going for runs or walks is a great way to know your community and neighbors.
 
Where did you grow up and where have you settled in Cleveland?
I’m originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cleveland is a big change in many regards for me, but I’m looking forward to living in a different part of the country. 
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