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The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is pleased to welcome Daniella Uslan as a CDC Public Health Prevention Service Fellow focusing on sustainable agriculture initiatives.

The prestigious three-year fellowship aims to prepare public health professionals for leadership positions in local, state, national, and international public health organizations.

The fellowship includes two six-month rotations at the CDC followed by two years at a local or state health department or non-profit organization. Uslan will also work at the North Carolina Division of Public Health in the Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch, in addition to the HPDP, to focus on sustainable food economies.

Uslan is a 2011 graduate from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Department. Her public health interests include nutrition, health disparities, and the built environment. While at Emory, Uslan completed a work study student assignment with the CDC Healthy Community Design Initiative where she was exposed to the intersecting fields of urban planning and public health.

After graduating from Emory, Uslan began her fellowship training with a six month rotation at the CDC’s National Prevention Strategy. There she received great insight into the Affordable Care Act and coordinating the adoption of prevention policies across the federal government.  During her second rotation at the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke, Applied Research and Evaluation Branch, Uslan contributed to a training manual for community health workers on heart disease and stroke.

Uslan also interned at the Rudd Center for Food Policy at Yale University during her time at Emory where she contributed to a research study evaluating price and availability of the reformed WIC package in convenience stores along Eastern Connecticut.

Uslan enjoys gardening and is an avid foodie. She looks forward to exploring the beautiful state of North Carolina.

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