Doneisha Snider, MPH ’14, Works to Reduce Health Disparities in her Position at Centene

Alumni; Public Health

Doneisha Snider worked on numerous research publications during her time at the Brown School. In fact, she chose the Brown School because of the opportunities to work directly with public health experts on transdisciplinary research.

As a research fellow, Doneisha worked part-time at the Brown School’s Center for Public Health Systems Science, where she built close ties with faculty.

“[Research professor] Sarah Mooreland-Russell has really changed my life,” Doneisha said. “She’s given me several opportunities to present my research, and she has really encouraged me through her mentorship and guidance.”

Much of her work addressed the use of social media for public health communications, and she also researched tobacco control policies. Her award-winning Culminating Experience project assessed the disparity-reducing potential of banning tobacco sales in local pharmacies.

“The issue I’m most passionate about is eliminating minority health disparities,” Doneisha said. “I’m working to make sure that everyone has an equal chance at a long, healthy livelihood no matter where they grew up.”

After graduation, Doneisha was hired by her practicum site, Centene Corporation, as a clinical implementation project manager. She is developing and implementing evidence-based programs to improve the quality of care for Medicaid and Medicare members and to reduce disparities in health screenings.