Shayanne Martin, MPH

Shayanne wears many hats, she is a mom, a researcher, an educator and a volunteer. As a program manager for the South Texas CHW Workforce Preparedness Collaborative at UT-San Antonio  she supports training partners to provide and extend CHW training for 38 counties across South Texas. She also facilitates improvements in CHW curricula, training recruitment and retention, and experiential learning (internships and apprenticeships) to bolster the South Texas community health workforce to advance health equity. Previously, she provided training founded in adult learning theory, training monitoring and evaluation, and workforce performance improvement strategy to the UCSF & SF Department of Public Health collaboration on COVID-19 contact tracing. She also worked for USAID for two years after her masters in pubic health from Johns Hopkins. She first experienced global health when recruited to go to Guatemala in 2011 with Curamericas Global, a formative experience to which she attributes her passion for community-based primary healthcare. Trained as a Community Health Worker, she believes that community health is best improved by community members and is driven to optimize support for community health workers locally and globally. Beyond UCSF, through research and technical advising, she has supported community health workforce development in California, Guatemala, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda, and Kenya.

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