Kelsey Herron, MPH

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Research Assistant II

Kelsey Herron, MPH is a Research Assistant II for the TMFW-TASP. She joined the Center in 2015 working as a graduate research assistant for CTAN BOOST and later TMFW-TASP. Her new role with TMFW-TASP is to plan and implement community-wide educational forums throughout Texas, as well as focus on outreach, conference and project management, communications, research, report writing and other administrative responsibilities. 

Before working at the Center, Kelsey received her BS in Public Health from the University of Arizona, and was able to study Health Promotion in Queensland, Australia for a semester, as well as spend a summer in Tanzania where she taught HIV/AIDS education to rural villages. She received her MPH in Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin. During her graduate career, she also worked as a Health Specialist at Foundation Communities where she created and implemented a Healthy Food Pantry Improvement Project that increased fresh fruit and vegetable availability for their community members. Kelsey also served on numerous boards during this time, one of which is the Center’s Community Collaborative for Child Health. 

In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys snowboarding, hiking, paddle boarding, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family. She is also an avid traveler, and has been to every continent except Antarctica!

Current Projects

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

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The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance Program was established to provide technical assistance and support to worksites across the state of Texas who are seeking Mother-Friendly designation, a designation which demonstrates a basic level of support for nursing mothers in the workplace