Aimee Prasek, PhD
Online Course Researcher
I'm obsessed with helping more people share more meaningful teachings in more effective ways. I think online courses are the best way to do that. If you're serious about creating an online course that makes this world a better place, then I'm here to help you make it happen. Learn more about my creds below.
What I'm Particularly Good At. Much of my work is focused on the utilization of online courses and technology solutions to communicate and deliver preventive health practices in more accessible and engaging ways. I have a particular knack for putting strategy and innovation behind the development and evaluation of digital courses for holistic and mental health programs. I've created dozens of these types of courses for not just my own businesses, but for lots of others (including big companies, independent practitioners, scientific studies, and exciting startups).
My WHY and HOW. Through my own struggles, I realized how terrible access to preventive and integrative health services were in the US. So, I set out on a mission to change that. I started in the health world with a BS in Psychology and Kinesiology. The mind-body connection was fascinating to me, so I completed my MA in Holistic Health Studies at St. Catherine University. I then completed my MA in Health Journalism and Communications at the University of Minnesota (UMN), with a focus in digital health communications and interventions. I then completed my PhD at the UMN with a focus in the conceptualization, design, development, and evaluation of online courses and interventions for high-impact health issues. I also received my doctoral minor in Integrative Healing Therapies and completed additional study in business modeling for the sustainability of digital interventions and technology solutions for public health issues. I warned you I was obsessed, right?
I've Had Lots of Support. As a boat-rocker in health innovation, my work has been supported and shaped by organizations and awards such as: Stanford's Compassion and Technology Award, SOFIA public health award, the National Science Foundation, MIN-CORPS, and several research fellowships. I also served as a Dalai Lama Fellow, a global initiative that aims to build and support a network of social innovators who skillfully blend ethics, contemplative values, and compassion into social innovation. The fellowship is personally authorized by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.