Last month, one of our long-time staff members, Leslie deRosset, MPH, left our Campaign to pursue higher education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Leslie was our Latino Campaign coordinator who worked tirelessly across the state since 2005 to provide folic acid education and other preconception health messages to the Hispanic community in North Carolina.
Leslie is now working toward a PhD at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the Maternal and Child Health Department with a minor in Epidemiology. She plans to continue to focus on preconception health and life course issues related to Hispanics/Latinos and their birth outcomes. Additionally, she is working as a Trainee for a national reproductive, perinatal, pediatric epidemiology grant.