By Alexis Grant and Caroline Triscik

Alexis Grant: A Vision for Equitable Health Care Everywhere

“I think particularly in this time, [I find hope in] remembering who God is — and that keeping promises and doing miracles and being good is who he is....Remembering that is very comforting, especially when we see so much death and suffering.” 
— Alexis Grant

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews Alexis Grant, PhD student in the field of public health at University of Illinois at Chicago. In this episode, Grant shares her passion for equity as she works toward change in policies to bring health care and resources to communities.

A mutual friend recently introduced me to Alexis Grant and her work in the field of public health. I am so grateful for the encouraging conversation we were able to have related to her work and how she is experiencing life in pandemic times. In our conversation, Alexis shares her journey toward pursuing a PhD in the public health field and her desire to see equitable health care in cities and communities everywhere. She also offers thoughts on how the pandemic is bringing some positive change in public policies even amidst the suffering. It was a gift to hear the way she integrates her faith and work, especially at this time, as well as how she is finding hope these days. 

—  Caroline Triscik

You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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About the Author

Alexis Grant is a second-year PhD student in the division of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She is a community engaged researcher with an emphasis on public health system partnerships, particularly for the purposes of implementing interventions in community settings. She takes an interdisciplinary approach in her work and has experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis, geographic information systems, and systematic review. Grant holds a master’s degree in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences from Brown University and bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology from Howard University.

Caroline served with InterVarsity since 2002 as a campus staff member in northwest Indiana and most recently in central Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on creative writing from Purdue University in 2002 and holds a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Messiah College. Caroline, her husband, and their three children live in “the sweetest place on earth,” otherwise known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she likes to read, discover new music, and attempt to train her exuberant Labrador retriever, Pax. Caroline is a clinical mental health counselor and a former associate with Women in the Academy and Professions.

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