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Jessica E. Ramsay, MPH, AE-C

Supervisor of Program Initiatives

Jessica E. Ramsay, MPH, AE-C

Professional Summary

Jessica E. Ramsay, M.P.H., AE-C is the Supervisor of Program Initiatives at Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) in Chicago, IL.  She is currently supervising Helping Children Breathe and Thrive in Chicago’s Public Housing: A Healthy Homes Partnership (HCBT), a HUD-funded project that uses Community Health Workers to provide asthma education to children with asthma and their caregivers, in two different Chicago housing projects.  The long term goal of the project is to improve the quality of life for children with asthma living in Chicago’s public housing.  Ms. Ramsay joined SUHI in 2011.  Prior to her joining SUHI, she worked as a bilingual Lung Health Educator on the Healthy Lungs Initiative through the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC), providing both one on one and group asthma education and smoking cessation counseling to patients in the Cook County inpatient and outpatient clinics.  She has done a significant amount of work in Chicago’s underserved communities, including research and program planning as a part of her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her experiences have greatly contributed to her strong passion for social justice and belief that educating and empowering communities is the key to improving health and the general well-being of the public.  Ms. Ramsay received her Master’s of Public Health in Community Health from UIC in 2010.

Education

M.P.H., Community Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010

B.A., Psychology & Spanish, Ohio University, 2005