Breast cancer prevention and support is Nicole Brasseur’s newest charge

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Nicole Brasseur, MPH, CPH is a health educator in her home state of Ohio.  She coordinates a breast cancer prevention and support program called SASS (Screening and Survivor Support) for the Licking County Health Department in Newark.

Nicole Brasseur

Nicole completed undergraduate studies at Miami University before matriculating at the USF College of Public Health to earn her master’s degree.

“I traveled a great distance to participate in my MPH program with the Department of Community and Family Health because of the activities and courses available, as well as the research interests and projects at the school,” Nicole shared. “I gained a great deal from the program and believe that it was well worth the distance.”

During her tenure at USF, Nicole was a graduate assistant investigating sexuality education changes in Florida schools as a part of the Ford Project. She also captured oral histories for the Innovative Teaching Project, an endeavor funded by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health.

Reflecting on her years as a Bull, “Some of the courses in my program were quite challenging and the schedule could be difficult, but I managed to get everything done and learned a lot in the process.”

When she’s not working, Nicole enjoys dancing, jogging, and spending time with her family.

Her dream job is to coordinate an outreach program centered on family planning, STDs, and reproductive health. In the meantime, she’s making a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors and educating others via the SASS program in Ohio.

Story by Christi Owiye, USF College of Public Health. Photo courtesy of Nicole Brasseur.