Ayesha Sambo, second year MPH student in the Department Biostatistics and Epidemiology, was presented the Joan K. Leavitt, MD Award at the 2020 virtual meeting of the Oklahoma Public Health Association, September 22-23. The award recognizes a student in the Hudson College of Public Health with high academic achievement, demonstrated leadership abilities, and promise for a career in public health.
Ayesha is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department and also serves as a teaching assistant for Principles of Epidemiology. Ayesha’s interests revolve around priority public health problems such as diabetes and cancer. She is currently evaluating the impact of socioeconomic factors on breast cancer diagnosis and mortality in Oklahoma, as part of her practicum experience. Fun fact, Ayesha is a second-generation BSE student. Her father, Boureima Hama Sambo, received his PhD in Epidemiology from the OU College of Public Health in 2003.