MPH in Maternal and Child Health
Jasmine Maldonado is a second-year graduate student in the Community Health Sciences track with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. She graduated from UIC in 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and minored in Latin American and Latino Studies. She worked as an AmeriCorps Health Educator/Women’s Health Promoter at Erie Family Health Center in Evanston before beginning her MPH. She worked with pregnant patients at the clinic and helped them schedule their prenatal appointments. She helped teach monthly breastfeeding courses to the patients and helped patients navigate applying for insurance.
Her interests are prenatal and postpartum care. While she was at the clinic she helped patients schedule postpartum appointments and witnessed many patients have difficulties in attending appointments. Jasmine hopes to work on increasing accessibility to postpartum care and focus on helping immigrant communities.
Fun Fact- Jasmine enjoys watching movies and attending live concerts. She also enjoys traveling and learning new languages.