Many of us learned about cells in high school biology class. We learned that bodies are made up of different kinds of cells—skin, muscle, blood, etc. But most of us did not learn about the trillions of non-human, microbial cells. Over the last 20 years, there has been a tremendous increase in the study of “good” bacteria and its effect on our guts. The ultimate outcome of this webinar is for participants to gain awareness of human microbiome; in particular, how microbes are associated with human health and disease.
About Shawna Hite
Shawna Hite, MPH is the Healthy People Program Specialist with The Ohio State University Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences. Shawna received her BA in psychology and communication from Lake Forest College and her MPH from OSU. Shawna has focused her past research and work on the physical, nutritional, and mental health of youth and communities. Her previous jobs using community input to guide health curriculum development and program implementation with LEAD and the OSU Extension have made her passionate about efforts focused on equipping the larger community with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make decisions which benefit their overall health and wellness.