Master of Public Health candidate
BS, Nursing, Saint Louis University
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Saint Louis University Nursing Leadership Award
Allison Lind graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Saint Louis University. Upon completing her degree, she volunteered for a year as a nurse in Belize City, Belize, where she helped establish the country’s first outreach center for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. It was there in the daily struggles and triumphs of working with these families that she discovered a passion for international public health and pediatric infectious diseases. She has also spent time volunteering in a village outside of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, with a clinic and pediatric malnutrition program. After completing her MPH degree, she hopes to further her nursing education by studying to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
United States of America
Child and adolescent health with an international focus
What are your career goals?
To improve child survival internationally through the implementation of sustainable health care programs.
What sparked your interest in global health?
While volunteering as a pediatric nurse coordinator in Belize City’s first center to provide care and support for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, Allison Lind realized that to be fully effective, the fledging center would need to develop an infrastructure, write program policies, obtain medical supplies and hire staff to sustain its work. As she learned on the fly and filled in the center’s gaps the best she could, she was inspired to expand her education to learn how best to establish sustainable health care programs, train health care professionals and implement policy to improve the health of children internationally.
Inspired by all the children she cared for who left her asking “Why not?” Lind aims to improve the health of children across on a global scale.