Dr. LaTisha Marshall ’98

LaTisha Marshall

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Dr. LaTisha Marshall ’98

What was your focus at Syracuse University and what are you doing now?

I graduated in 1998 with a BS in Nutrition Science from the College for Human Development - now Falk College, with hopes of becoming a physician. However, during my senior year, I was introduced to “Public Health” by a friend and knew that I had to shift my career focus. I wanted to have the flexibility to work across different areas (i.e., health policy, epidemiology, statistics, health behaviors, environmental health, etc.) in order to protect and promote the health of the public. I obtained my Master of Public Health from SUNY at Albany and later completed my Doctorate of Public Health. My public health journey includes working in public and private health care settings, non- profit organizations, academia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the areas of surveillance, evaluation, strategic planning, program management and health equity, while partnering with countries, states and tribes to advance and improve the health of communities around the world. I also serve as adjunct faculty for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. In addition, I serve as a member of SU’s Falk Advisory Board as well at the Department of Public Health Advisory Council.


What is your favorite SU memory?

I’ve had several favorite memories, but my fondest was during Summer Institute in 1994. As an incoming freshman, I left Brooklyn two weeks after my high school graduation to get a head start on earning college credits and getting an early college experience. It was during this time that I began to build community and lifelong friendships that I still have to this day.


Why is it important to give back to Syracuse University?

It is important to me because I know the benefit firsthand of receiving financial assistance to complete my college degree. If it was not for the Student Support Services Program and other grant/scholarship opportunities, I would not have been able to matriculate through Syracuse University as a first-generation college student.


What does being a member of The Hill Society (leadership giving) mean to you?

My husband, Rasheed Marshall ‘97, and I are both members of the Hill Society. As members, we are committed to annual giving in order to support the student experience at Syracuse University. It is our hope that our contributions will offset the financial needs of students so that they can fully concentrate on pursuing their degrees.


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