Shawnta Lloyd, MPH

T32 Predoctoral Fellow

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, 2010
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2013

Hometown: Council, NC
Research interests: Mental health, health disparities, and access to healthcare in the aging population and underrepresented populations
Long-term career goals: My career goal is to obtain a position in the federal government, a non-profit agency, or an academic institution. I would like to contribute to public health as an independent researcher, participant in regulatory and policy activities, and mentor for less experienced researchers.
What philosophy guides your education? “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur
What do you see as the most pressing public health problems facing the world today? Over the next decade, the population of older adults will dramatically increase. It is essential to assess the needs of the elderly population to determine the services, interventions, and resources necessary to prevent disability and improve quality of life. Furthermore, the growing elderly population will include an increasingly diverse group of individuals, resulting in the need to understand cultural differences, and implement healthcare and services that align with desired individual lifestyles and values.