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(S)HE Team Recognition

40 under 40 LEADERS IN HEALTH AWARDS Megha Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine(S)HE Principal Investigator Megha Ramaswamy received the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award in 2021.

Excerpted from: Megha Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH — The National Minority Quality Forum (

"Dr. Ramaswamy serves as Professor of Population Health at University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has worked for the last 15 years studying how the intersection of urban living, race, class, and gender structure health and social risk for women and men involved in the criminal legal system. This work has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health ( ).

"Dr. Ramaswamy’s work has led to the development of behavioral and systems-level interventions that address the intersection of trauma, sexual health, and cancer prevention. She takes community health problems, works with women who are experts of their own lives, and comes up with plans for how best to implement solutions, take evidence-based practices to the field, and work with public health systems on collaboration, with an ultimate goal of having policy, practice, and human impact."


(S)HE Principal Investigator Megha Ramaswamy received the University of Kansas Cancer Center Director's 2019 Closing Cancer Disparities Award 

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(S)HE co-investigator Amanda Emerson was featured in The Women's Caucus member spotlight. To read more, please click here.

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(S)HE team MPH Intern Shelby Webb received the 2018 Analee E. "Betsy" Beisecker Public Health Excellence Student Award from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at KUMC.

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At the AdHoc Group Against Crime Ninth Annual Community Guardian Award ceremony, (S)HE Principal Investigator Megha Ramaswamy received the 2018 Shield Award, for recognition of her work with women and men involved in the criminal justice system.

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At the Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient Centered Care, (S)HE member Katherine Gwynn presented a poster presentation entitled "SHE-BC: A Birth Control Education Intervention Pilot in a Domestic Violence Shelter" which won second place both in the People's Choice and the official judging for poster presentations.

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Katie Twist, MD Candidate Class of 2020, received the 2017 Clendening Summer Fellowship for her project on breast cancer education with incarcerated women.


(S)HE: Sexual Health Empowerment

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