Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice & Workforce Development, this position provides central coordination for the MPH practice-based learning experience by facilitating the identification and establishment of formal relationships with public health relevant practicum sites and preceptors; facilitating placement of MPH students with practice-based learning experiences; evaluating practicum sites and preceptors; preparing summary evaluative reports of sites, preceptors, and student experiences; and facilitating individual faculty advising of students with respect to practicum experiences.
Bobbi Sykes is a native West Virginian who earned undergraduate degrees in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and in Clinical Laboratory Science from the Medical College of Virginia, where she worked in immunohematology and transfusion medicine. Upon return to West Virginia, she founded and managed a nationally-accredited laboratory specializing in women’s health and reproductive endocrinology, serving a tri-state obstetrical and gynecological practice. In 1998, she opened The Women’s Health Center at Wheeling Hospital, managing access to care, a resource library, and health promotion programming. She earned a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University’s School of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine. She most recently managed a private medical practice in the Eastern Panhandle before coming to WVU to coordinate the internship field experience for MPH students. Her professional interests include access to care, quality measures, public health practice and medical