MPH, Georgia State University, 2017
B.S. in Biology, Georgia State University, 2013
Naeshia McDowell is the Program Coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse Georgia housed in the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health. She is responsible for planning Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s annual conference, coordinating trainings, creating educational materials, and assisting with 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline outreach.
Naeshia is a recent graduate of Georgia State University’s School of Public Health and received her MPH in Epidemiology. While at Georgia State, Naeshia worked as a Graduate Research Assistant within the Center for Healthy Development. She worked closely with Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce to develop a Technical Assistance Resource Guide on child sexual abuse and exploitation for schools and youth serving organizations in Georgia.
Most recently, Naeshia worked for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Fatality Review Unit as the Sudden Death in the Young Specialist. She managed a database tracking sudden and unexpected youth deaths in Georgia, conducted trainings for coroners and child advocates and sought consent from the families of children who died suddenly to conduct additional DNA testing.