HealthCorps® Program Supervisor and Coordinator Alum Natalie Tunzi named 2019 Bloomberg Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
New York – June 7, 2019 – HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a national non-profit with innovative approaches to help teens grow mentally strong and physically fit, is pleased to announce that HealthCorps Program Supervisor and former Living Labs Coordinator Natalie Tunzi (Salinas, California) has been named a 2019 Fellow for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative that provides world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States.
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative will support a new generation of public health leaders in organizations across the country. Each fellow is drawn from an organization working on one of five health challenges facing the nation: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health and violence. Tunzi will be one of the seven obesity and food system fellows. As a Bloomberg Fellow, Tunzi will be awarded a full scholarship to earn a Master of Public Health degree. Launched in 2017, the Bloomberg Fellows program provides full scholarships for full- or part-time study. Fellows agree that upon completion of the program, they will work for their collaborating organization for at least one additional year.
“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, which I believe will expand my ability to be a positive change-agent alongside HealthCorps. I wanted to thank HealthCorps Board of Advisors member Dr. Michael Crupain of The Doctor Oz Showfor his guidance and mentorship during the rigorous application process. Joining HealthCorps in 2014 was a pivotal moment along my path. This organization was the best introduction to the field of public health that I could have found; it empowered and encouraged me to explore my interests, refine my skillset, and, most importantly, connect with my purpose. I’m looking forward to transferring what I will gain through this experience for the benefit of the organization and the amazing students and communities that we support,” said Tunzi
Tunzi began her HealthCorps careers as a Living Labs Coordinator in Anderson, California. Tunzi has served a Program Supervisor since 2016. As Program Supervisor, Tunzi manages a team of Living Lab Coordinators who serve middle and high schools in rural, suburban, and urban environments throughout the country. Tunzi is a native of San Juan Bautista, CA and received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise biology from the University of California, Davis.
HealthCorps is a 501 (c)(3) founded in 2003 that works in high need high schools to give teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives.
It has impacted 2.5 million students and educators since then. We have a network of 350 schools and school sites across 23 states that we have worked in through our Living Lab and educator training programs.