Ashika Brinkley is the Program Director of Health Sciences and Public Health at Goodwin College. She has worked at Goodwin College since 2005 and has taught Chemistry and Public Health. Ashika is an experienced public health professional with a passion for public service. She has worked in various public health settings, including as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health (CADH) and at the New Haven Health Department as the Asthma Initiative Project Director for the city of New Haven. During her time in New Haven Ashika, chaired the Greater New Haven Regional Asthma coalition, coordinating collaborations with various stakeholders to help pool resources and increase the efficacy of programs aimed at addressing asthma in the region. Ashika is committed to improving public health and helping meet the needs of underserved people, particularly women. She is a 2009 Connecticut Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellow and developed a health resource for low-income women called the “Recession Proof Health Guide.” She is also a Stanford University Successful Aging Mini-Fellow. Ashika enjoys connecting individuals with resources and providing information and instruction. Her Master’s thesis explored barriers to screening mammography in African American women. Her doctoral research focuses on the health behaviors and health outcomes of Community Health Workers.