Amoy Jacques successfully completed a Master of Public Health and graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Montana on May 12, 2018. She has a sincere passion to improve the health, wellness and policies that support and protect women (particularly those of African descent) during their reproductive years. She was fortunate to gain exceptional experience at two graduate internships in Los Angeles, California. She worked as a public health intern with the Association of Wholistic and Maternal Newborn Health (AWMNH). Together with the executive director, they planned, implemented and evaluated the 2015 Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) conference to improve community-based doula care and midwifery services for minority group women. As a graduate student at the Pasadena Public Health department, she worked with the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health director to develop evaluation tools for the Black Infant Health Program to improve its effectiveness for future expectant black mothers. Additionally, she has been invited as a guest speaker at local Afro-Caribbean events on various topics such as fibroid management, and restoration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Amoy currently works as a Registered Kinesiologist for over 10 years with Altum Health – University Health Network on the planning, implementation and evaluation of chronic disability management programs for injured workers. Her skills in Health Promotion and Health Education will be a tremendous asset in the Public Health field. A firm believer in being a change agent in her community, Amoy plans to conduct research focused on the nature and impact of reproductive diseases such as fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The ultimate goal is to develop programs and policies that provide equitable, and effective quality care for racialized women.
Summary of Expertise:
- Health Equity
- Health Policy development
- Program development & Evaluation
- Project & Research Management
- Program &Contract Administration
- Stakeholder Engagement & Relations
- Data Analysis & Management
- Process Analysis & Improvement
- Leadership and Team Building