Semra A. Aytur

Dr. Semra A. Aytur is an associate professor in the department of health management and policy, and has been with the University of New Hampshire for seven years. Dr. Aytur specializes in public health and epidemiology. Working with Sarah on this project, Dr. Aytur was pleased with Sarah's abilities as a community liaison, noting Sarah's strength in building trust for her Photovoice project, as well as her perseverance in pursuing Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for projects with human subjects under tight time restrictions. A well-suited pair, Dr. Aytur noted that, "Working with youth to improve community resilience is a very important research area for me, so it was terrific to have a student like Sarah who was so passionate about the project and the community members."