Walter Watson Swift, MPH (he/his)

Walter is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in Community Health Sciences. As an undergraduate, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. For more than 15 years, he has combined his experience in  television, journalism, theatre, and social science research. He has conducted studies that include combating methamphetamine addiction in the gay community, homelessness in Chicago’s transgender community, and using improvisational theatre games as an intervention for anxiety and depression. Additionally, he has vast experience as both a focus group facilitator and qualitative research analyst.