Doctorate of Public Health, Physician's Assistant
The reality of providing community-based services in the non-profit sector presents daunting challenges. Dr. Erzinger relates to the challenges based on firsthand experience with programs in public health and health service delivery. Most of her career has contributed to serving low income and underserved populations in US and global environments.
A clinical health services background as a pediatric physician assistant (PA) provides a foundation of direct patient care. With a systems perspective provided by both Master and Doctorate of Public Health, she has completed projects with Eskimo health aides in Alaska, physician's assistant students at University of Washington, and family therapists in Latin America.She directed three Community Health Worker programs until funding in that type of work was eliminated. She developed and taught various public health courses at University of Colorado Denver.
She brings to her current evaluation consulting an extensive experience in critical analysis of community health and development from a population health perspective.
Dr Erzinger speaks, reads and writes in Spanish as well as English.
"Dr. Erzinger has excellent communication skills and is very organized. She has done a wonderful job of coordinating many different organizations and stakeholders to keep the projects on track and in accordance with established timelines. She is very good at ensuring the work is completed using the current best practices while at the same time relating to community partners in a language and context that they can understand."
Executive Director, Non-Profit 2013