Hannah Curtis is a Research Coordinator at the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She received an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Hannah has always been passionate about improving women’s health and safety.
After working in several administrative and legal positions where she was not inspired by the work, a friend told Hannah about public health. It was the perfect fit and allowed Hannah to find meaningful work while broadening her understanding of the structural barriers to women’s economic advancement. Her past work focused on researching public policy effects on the health of homeless families, advocating for reproductive justice, and creating programs to address youth sexual vulnerability.
Hannah is currently managing two community partnership projects at UW: Safety and Health Empowerment for Women in Trades, and training “hard to reach” workers in health and safety with the Fair Work Center. She continues to volunteer with organizations dedicated to providing women with essential health services and ending sexual violence. Hannah is inspired by her late grandmother, Toby, who helped found the first House of Ruth and was always a fierce advocate for women’s empowerment.
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