I’m Niina-Maria Nissinen from northern Finland. I’m a young public health professional with an interdisciplinary background in social sciences. I have a master’s degree in Public Health from Lund University, Sweden and a master’s degree in Regional Development and Policy from Finland.
My main interests include mental health and alcohol-related research, policies and health promotion, and preventing harm to others. Due to the background in social sciences, I’m also interested in social and public policies, and in the societal structures that are related to health and equity.
After starting to study public health at Lund University, I realized how global the public health field is. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to join GHNGN: to be part of a global health organization, targeted especially for young professionals and students. I also wanted to be part of an organization that brings together people with different backgrounds and creates a forum for young professionals in the field to share their expertise and views about global health. I believe that GHNGN as an organization has the ability to foster engagement of young professional in the global health field, and I want to help with that.
As the news coordinator, my responsibility is to coordinate the work of news writers, the content published on the website, and recruit new writers. As a former news writer, I also write pieces for the website.