Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Caroline Bloodworth graduated from the University of Alabama in 2018 with a degree in Public Health, concentrating in Health Education & Promotion. In her time at UA, she was a member of the Randall Research Scholars and conducted and presented research in mental health educational materials and quality of life studies. She also worked with UA’s Office of Emergency Management for her capstone project to write and present a closed Point of Distribution (POD) plan for the entire university. In 2019, she joined the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northeast Health District to work in the Office of Emergency Preparedness & Response as the Training Coordinator and Risk Communicator. She remained in the role until August 2021, taking on additional responsibilities and titles during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included managing 30-40 people in clinical and clerical operations at COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites, developing and delivering vaccine hesitancy trainings for vulnerable populations outreach teams, and directing a partnership with UGA College of Public Health and UGA Athletics to create a social marketing campaign for COVID-19 communications. The pandemic response grew her passion for health policy and government administration and led to an interest in UGA’s MPA program. While pursuing her MPA degree, she works as an academic advisor for UGA’s College of Public Health. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.