1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (202) 789-1050
Fax: (202) 789-1895
aoconnell@ceph.org

Alisha received her Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from the University of South Carolina. She received her BS in biology from the University of Maine at Orono and her BA in economics from the University of Connecticut.

At CEPH, her primary responsibility is to oversee and carry out all needed tasks to ensure that the accreditation review process for schools and programs proceeds smoothly. This includes coordinating site visits, corresponding with school/program constituents and volunteer site visitors and writing and editing site team reports. She provides technical assistance to inquirer, applicant and accredited schools/programs on CEPH criteria interpretation and procedures and provides information to members of the public on accreditation and accredited public health programs. Alisha provides detailed consultation to schools and programs and assists with developing training materials and conducting training sessions for schools/programs and site visitors.

Before joining CEPH, Alisha worked as a graduate assistant in the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, where she assisted with preparing the annual Hospital Infections Disclosure Act report, tracked and reviewed healthcare-associated infections across the state and verified healthcare facility data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network. Alisha also created a downloadable injection safety toolkit for long-term care facilities in South Carolina and served as a state representative for the CDC’s One and Only campaign. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis at the University of Connecticut.