AMPHS is elated to welcome two new volunteers to its team, Laura Brereton and Pensri Ho.

Brereton_photoLaura Brereton, M.S. joined AMPHS this summer as a policy research advisor. In her role at AMPHS, she will be in charge of managing the policy research and analysis initiatives to better inform the work of the organization in relations to the current changes in health care policy. She is excited to be back in New York City after spending six years in the United Kingdom working as a healthcare policy analyst and qualitative researcher with such organizations as RAND Corporation and The Health Foundation. Brereton has an MSc in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc from Boston University. Her research interests focus on international health system comparison and variations in healthcare access.

Pensri HoPensri Ho, Ph.D. has joined the AMPHS team as Project Coordinator of Community Health Research. As a cultural anthropologist, she specializes in healthcare, immigration, race and education. A former academic, she has consulted for non-profit community and social service agencies on healthcare access and cultural sensitivity, ESL training for adult learners, head start programs, urban revitalization and commercial interests, and cultural history learning. Joining AMPHS continues her combined interests in healthcare, immigration, and non-profit social service organizations. Pensri is excited to work with AMPHS to reach its community impact mission and goals through more clearly defined research measures and outcomes.

Both amazing women will be managing crucial organizational projects that will be transforming the way that the organization interacts with its constituents. Look out for more project updates from them!