Editorial board application of Amelia ButtressEdit
Amelia Buttress PhD, MA (website) Areas of expertise: public health, mental health, social epidemiology; poverty and health; social inequities; cultural studies; history of public health; media and communications theory
Professional - My work draws from interdisciplinary perspectives and uses historical, qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and address the social and structural context of health behavior, with particular emphasis on issues related to ideology, culture, political economy, health disparities, and the mental and the behavioral health of children. I have a specific interest in the advancement of public health education and citizen training, especially using new and digital media technology.
Publishing - Following the publication of my first peer reviewed journal article, I decided I would never again write for a peer reviewed journal. Transferring ownership to a remote address where the results of my learning would be hidden behind a paywall in a style and context that isn't accessible to most isn't what motivated me to enter the professional field of public health. Following that instructive experience, I turned to the development of websites and other interactive technologies to explore the complex relationships between form, content, learning, and teaching.
Open - Before entering the field of public health, I gained open experience in multiple settings. As a program manager for a human rights organization, I contributed to the design and implementation of a web forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world. During my master's studies in Philosophy, Media, and Communication Studies at the European Graduate School, I helped to cultivate and moderate online learning seminars as well as local and regional networking opportunities among an international student body. In public health, I have designed and developed online training and educational platforms to support patient centered and trauma/resilience-informed practices in clinics, schools, and other social services for children and families. As the program director for the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs, I collaborate with clinicians to support the transfer of knowledge from the field of child psychiatry (and its associated disciplines)to pediatric and primary care settings. Since 2016, I have taught courses on Media, Politics, and Evidence in Public Health using Wikipedia's wonderful course resources to train students both to translate complex ideas into common language and to cultivate an awareness of the media environment in which we all swim.
I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Humanities. Gingerninjagirl (discuss • contribs) 23:33, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Support Thanks for applying to join the board! Your areas of expertise would be great additions, and I see that you have been teaching with WikiEducation as part of the activities for many years. This looks like a wonderful combination of experiences to bring to the board. Eyoungstrom (discuss • contribs) 14:25, 3 May 2020 (UTC)