Join Changemaker Chats Boston as they sit down with Sophie Godley, Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health!
Sophie is not a woman who shies away from topics others find difficult to discuss. Her background spans issues ranging from HIV/AIDS to mental health. She is a progressive problem solver who focuses her attention on large and challenging problems while acting as a mentor on a more intimate scale.
Sophie is currently teaching numerous courses including Safer Sex in the City From Science to Policy, and Women, Children and Adolescents Public Health Approaches. Her current work in the community focuses on supporting healthy sexuality in communities and schools, and supporting families and parents of adolescents.
About Sophie Godley
Sophie Godley has been working in the field of public health since 1993, and her areas of expertise include implementing science-based prevention programs and incorporating popular media into public health education. Sophie served as the deputy director of the AIDS Action Committee in Massachusetts for six years, overseeing prevention and education programs. Sophie has also worked with ROCA, Inc. in Chelsea, MA, a performance-driven anti-poverty and anti-violence agency. In 2010, she received BUSPH's Gail Douglas Award for Public Health Practice.
Sophie has received a number of awards including the Associations of the School of Public Health/Pfizer Early Career in Public Health Teaching Award, the BUSPH annual Education Innovation Award, and the Metcalf Award, one of the University's highest awards in teaching. She received her B.A. from Smith College, her Master's degree in public health from the University of Washington, and her doctorate in public health from Boston University. Currently Sophie teaches Introduction to Public Health for undergraduates, and courses in the Maternal and Child Health concentration. Sophie serves as Director of Undergraduate Education in the School of Public Health.