Katelyn Jetelina, PhD, @UTexasSPH assistant professor, elected to the board of directors for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research at their annual conference last week.
As a child, Katelyn Jetelina, Ph.D., M.P.H., saw firsthand how bullying hurt her friends and savaged their self-esteem. Her experiences inspired her to pursue a career in public health focusing on violence prevention and injury among vulnerable populations. After studying physiology at the University of Arizona, she earned her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas. Earlier this month, she was made an assistant professor of epidemiology.