Angelica Hardee, PhD, is a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, and joins The Health Collaborative from the Health Promotion and Education Program at the University of Cincinnati.
Angelica was a senior researcher for the Africana Health Research Laboratory in the Department of Africana Studies, as well as a graduate teaching assistant for both the Health Promotion and Education Program and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L).
Q: Hi, Angelica! Give us a quick overview of your Gen-H role at THC.
A: My role is primarily focused on executing strategy for the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. I will assist in developing AHC strategies with grass roots organizations to build health equity and support vulnerable communities. I also help develop and maintain sustainable relationships with community partners including healthcare providers and social service agencies.
Q: Tell us about a recent activity or project you’ve worked on, or was involved in, or some cool local/regional/national industry news we might want to know about.
A: I taught courses at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire summer 2017! My students were from Greece, Nigeria, Spain, Venezuela, Navajo Nation and many other places, it was an amazing experience!
Q: What are you most excited about in terms of your new role?
A: I’m really excited to apply everything I learned in while in graduate school. As a student you study and discuss possible scenarios and how we would implement programs but in my new role I’ll be able to see if I was actually paying attention in class! :-)
Q: Where did you grow up, and how has it shaped who you have become?
A: Proudly born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where nothing is given and everything is earned, I’m a product of that valiant work ethic.
Q: What’s your favorite stress-relieving activity outside of the office, and why?
A: Shopping, I love shopping for anything and anyone. It’s a stress reliever but it’s also starting to become a problem. I have a pure joy when I find a great deal or something I love that is either leopard print or purple!
Q: What are you most proud of, personally or professionally?
A: I finished my PhD at 25, first person in my family with an advanced degree! It was tough but it’s done!
Q: What book are you currently (or most recently) reading?
A: Successful Women Think Differently by Valorie Burton