Collaboratory for Health Justice
Concetta Reda is a Graduate Research Assistant working on ChiTracing. She is an MPH student in the division of Community Health Sciences at the UIC School of Public Health (2022 Cohort). Concetta began her Public Health journey as an AmeriCorps Volunteer for Daybreak Dayton, a community rehousing program in Dayton, OH. Concetta has nearly 5 years of project management experience with The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, where she was also a part-time student. Concetta’s work experience includes placements in state and local government offices. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Dayton in Political Science with dual minors in Human Rights and Political Journalism. At the University of Dayton, she was highly involved in asset-based community development activities with the River’s Institute at the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. Her learning interests include: research communications and change creation; community-based participatory research methodology; and the public health practitioner’s role in environmental justice and place-based health impacts, especially in relation to waste-stream management and climate change.