Mike Toso

Malaria Program Officer

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.

  • Mike Toso
  • July 9, 1981
  • North Montford Ave, Baltimore
  • miketoso@jhu.edu
  • 612-222-4073
  • http://www.miketoso.com

Employment

  • Malaria Program Officer2013-Present

    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

    Working with the Health Communication Capacity (HC3) project. Duties involve research and social behavior change communication programming related to malaria. Currently backstopping HC3's Nigeria malaria activities.

  • Consultant2013

    Global Health Consultants, LLC

    Website development, graphic and information design, community health education, and social media contracts.

  • President's Malaria Initiative Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator2012-2013

    Stomping Out Malaria in Africa

    Trained and supervised over 250 volunteers in malaria prevention and behavior change. Worked with PMI resident advisors, Johns Hopkins - Center for Communication Programs NetWorks, and the National Malaria Control Program, to ensure volunteer collaboration on national initiatives. Responsible for vetting USAID Small Project Assistant grant proposals.

  • Preventive Health Volunteer2010-2012

    Peace Corps Senegal

    Designed and implemented a community health baseline survey for 535 households. Facilitated trainings related to food security, nutrition, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. Distributed nets and performed follow up home visits in the Kolda region during the 2010 Universal Coverage campaign.

  • Community Benefits Intern2009-2010

    Southern Illinois Healthcare

    Responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a $10,000 methamphetamine prevention grant in Zeigler, Illinois. Contributed to monthly Jackson County Sexual Health and Healthy Communities Coalitions meetings. Developed materials for Southern Illinois Healthcare’s regional Start! Walking social marketing campaign.

  • Health Resources Graduate Assistant2008-2009

    Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

    Conducted research on trends in elderly living and obstetrics outcomes in critical access hospitals. Developed Workplace Wellness and Diabetes for the Critical Access Hospital education curriculums.

  • Community and Youth Development Volunteer2004-2006

    Peace Corps Niger

    Reinforced English instruction by holding a weekly after school English club for 35 middle school students. Taught life skills, including sexual and reproductive health, English grammar, and vocabulary. Secured funding and acted as project coordinator for an Ambassadorial Self Help Grant to build a new library.

Education

  • Master of Science2008-2010

    Community Health Education

    Western Illinois University Peace Corps Fellows Program

  • TEFL Certification2007-2008

    TEFL International

    Costa Rica

  • Bachelor of Arts2000-2004

    Anthropology

    Luther College

Public Health

  • Implementation

  • Research

  • M&E

  • Grant Writing

Foreign Language

  • French

  • Pulaar

  • Zarma

Information Design

  • WordPress

  • Web design

  • Print Design

Contact info

  • North Montford Ave, Baltimore

  • Email: miketoso@jhu.edu
  • Phone: 612-222-4073
  • Website: http://www.miketoso.com

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