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Your Public Health Professional and You

Kate McGrail

What a time to be a public health professional! As a first term Board Member, I am ready to dive into the exciting work of reducing disparities, addressing threats to public health, and empowering the next generation of health leaders in Maryland. In my nearly 15 years of professional experience in public health and healthcare settings, I have worked towards promoting healthy and equitable communities through partnership, collaboration and evidence-based programming. As we know, in public health we wear many hats. I am equally as comfortable conducting blood pressure screenings or leading a multi-discipline team at a COVID-19 testing site as I am in a set of financial statements. Similarly, any given day I could be addressing the health concerns of community stakeholders, collaborating to build a stronger continuum of care for discharged patients, or counseling an individual to manage their hypertension. I’ve also been known to leverage my certified fitness instructor skills to substitute a senior aerobics class. From chronic disease prevention and management, to pandemic leadership, to population health care transformation, I am proud to be serving others and champion the ever-important work of improving health.

About "Your Public Health Professional and You"

The MdPHA Communications Committee spotlights our Maryland Public Health Professionals representing a wide array of jobs in public health to showcase their experience in the field and connections to MdPHA. The goal of this interview project is to:

  1. Promote public health to the general public
  2. Promote the association to public health professionals in the region, and
  3. Provide exposure for our members.

We are always on the lookout for individuals to spotlight in a 20-minute “talk show” style interview. Interested MdPHA members please contact

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The Maryland Public Health Association
PO Box 7045
6801 Oak Hall Lane
Columbia, MD 21045-9998


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