Immaculate Apchemengich a doctoral candidate in Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. During her five months as an intern at AMTC, she will provide research and evaluation support. Her goal is to enhance existing skills and acquire new skills in the areas of mentorship, grant and report writing, performance measurement, sustainability planning, collaborative research and evaluation, and survey development.
Apchemengich applies previous work experiences to her work at AMTC, including work on two NIH-funded projects. The first was a randomized control trial (ReStart) that examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention to reduce repeat STDs among at-risk populations in Milwaukee; the second was a descriptive study project with the UW-Milwaukee Self-Management Science Center. In these projects, Apchemengich conducted data collection, data management, and analysis using SAS and SPSS.
Apchemengich brings other skills to AMTC including facilitation of both group and individual education sessions using motivational interviewing (for the evidence-based Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program at UW-Milwaukee); development of education materials through the review and synthesis of health education program development literature; and charting and analysis of data (UWM ACHA) to inform health services planning.
Apchemengich earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has received formal training in courses pertaining to community and behavioral health promotion such as Program Planning and Implementation, Program Evaluation, Survey Research Methods, Principles of Community Intervention Research, Applied Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods, and Qualitative Methods in Health Research. Apchemengich is an active member of the American Public Health Association and the International Union for Health Promotion and Health Education.