Jariah Strozier, MPH, CHES
Jariah Strozier is currently a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech in the department of Sociology. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Dietetics at Virginia State University in 2013, a Master’s of Public Health at Virginia Tech in 2015, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She has worked and advocated for vulnerable populations and communities in relation to public health concerns and social justice issues: children in rural communities such as the Dan River Region (Pediatric Obesity Prevention program) and Montgomery County Virginia, families and women in Martinsville, Virginia, and minority communities with managing type 2 diabetes across the state of Virginia. She has worked for the Center for Public Health Practice and Research at Virginia Tech on various projects addressing population health concerns in the community. She was the Needs Assessment Coordinator for the Pulaski Farm to School Program grant in 2015, WIC outreach worker for the New River Valley Health Department in Christiansburg, Virginia, and created best practice documents for the Farm to School program and the Family Wellness Initiative in Martinsville. She is also a member of Virginia Organizing, a grassroots organization in the state of Virginia.