Jocelyn Chu is the Director of Community Engaged Learning and an Instructor in the Office of Education. The focus of her work is in field based education and community engaged learning. She develops partnerships with host organizations and designs field based opportunities to engage students in team processes and leadership development. Jocelyn leads the Community Engaged Learning Fellowships program which centers on a practice of critical reflection and transformative learning. She is involved in several courses in the DrPH program and teaches SBS 501 – Community Based Participatory Research.
Jocelyn’s journey in public health started at a community health center in Boston’s Chinatown, developing programs and working alongside health educators to promote health and well being among immigrants in the community. She has spent the majority of her public health career in research and consulting. Most recently she was with John Snow, Inc. (JSI) in Boston, where she served in a variety of roles to provide technical assistance, assessment and evaluation services for state and federal agencies, and private organizations.
Jocelyn spent her formative years in Sydney, Australia, and came to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies in public health. Jocelyn received her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and ScD in Health and Social Behavior at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.