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Brett Niessen

Affiliate Instructor, Health Services

Training Manager
Cardea Services


MPH   University of Washington, 2007   (Community Oriented Public Health Practice)
BS   University of Delaware, 1998   (Elementary Education, Special Education)

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Comprehensive sex education; bullying prevention; teen access to health care; education of incarcerated youth; HIV/STD/teen pregnancy prevention; healthy relationships; trauma-informed sexual health education; enthusiastic consent; LGBTQ and youth of color inclusion in sex ed; reducing youth health disparities
Chair, capstone for Mackenzie Piper
We talk about sex like it is the weather: Evaluating how teen council impacts families of peer educators; Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Chair, capstone for Francesca Collins
Developing an IUD Self-Removal Guide

Chair, capstone for Lindsay Scalf
Cybergirl/Cyberboy Rwanda: Using human-centered design to reach youth: Solutions to improve sexual and reproductive health

Chair, capstone for Rachel Haas
Scoring Big with Fitness and Nutrition: A family engagement program at Daniel Elementary

Chair, capstone for Heather McGuinness
Developing an online continuing education course for health care providers: Providing clinically and culturally proficient care for transgender & gender variant patients