Jennifer Oh, M.Ed. | Director of Programs & Engagement
Jennifer brings over eight years of experience in advancing public health and education organizations through program management, strategic partnerships, and research. In 2010, she was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train as a Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Public Health in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. During her Fellowship, she examined mental health stigma among Romanian adolescents, and conducted research to tailor interventions addressing stigma-related issues that could improve mental health care in Romania. Afterwards, she was the former Program Director at an after-school learning center where she oversaw various K-12 education programs, then joined the Asian Health Coalition to manage the Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Program. To gain more experience in higher education administration and student programming, she moved on to the University of Chicago’s Office of Career Advancement. As the Assistant Director, she developed experiential education programs for undergraduates, managed partnerships with employers in various industries, and served as an Odyssey Advisor for the University’s underrepresented and first-generation undergraduates.
Currently, as the Director of Programs & Engagement, Jennifer provides strategic oversight in multiple state- and federally funded programs, including behavioral health, student programming/training, and the Asian Recruitment and Engagement Core (ARC) to support the NIH-funded All of Us Research Program. In addition, she provides leadership in developing new and managing existing health programs, grant writing and partnership development. She also works closely with the Executive Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, including communications/marketing efforts and management of staff.
Jennifer received a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago with interests in community psychology, ethnic minority/immigrant populations, and college student development. She is particularly curious about how socioeconomic and sociocultural factors at the individual level can impact the health and well-being of a community as a whole.
When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the colorful neighborhoods of Chicago, traveling, and hiking in the great outdoors. So far, her favorite national parks are Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Banff.