transport and health
Slande Celeste-Alliance, MPH
Slande has a strong interest in social determinants of health, the built environment, and community participation. She has worked in a variety of Public Health settings. Internationally, she has worked with World Vision International: Haiti to evaluate maternal and child health programs as well as conduct health education and promotion campaigns around HIV/AIDS. Slande has worked in several health departments in Florida as an epidemiologist and a coordinator of chronic disease prevention programs. Recently, She served as an Internship Coordinator, while maintaining public health skills of program evaluation and health promotion with partners locally and internationally. In her current position, Slande works on clinical demonstration projects that benefit Veterans. She held a number of leadership positions in the American Public Health Association’s Community Health Planning and Policy Section over the last four years. Slande Celeste received her Bachelor of Health Education and Master of Public Health degrees the University of Florida in 2001 and 2003, respectively along with a certificate in Social Marketing.
Karyn M. Warsow, MS, MPH, DrPH(c)
Founder TPH Link/ICTH/IPATH
Karyn is a cross-disciplinary/multi-sector professional with 20 years of research experience in the area of trauma and critical care medicine; specifically traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries as a result of motor vehicle crashes and interpersonal violence. She has focused her career on helping organizations and private firms make the link between transport and health by considering a systems approach that accounts for the synergy between social, political, economic and environmental elements of sustainability. Karyn has earned two bachelor degrees in English and Psychology from Wayne State University. She also has a master’s degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Currently, Karyn is a doctoral candidate in policy and strategic management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her doctoral research focuses on the health impacts of the transport infrastructure and the development and implementation of novel concepts to encourage professional collaboration.