Amy Becklenberg has worked with vulnerable populations throughout her 17 year nursing career both in the US and abroad. She has been involved with service learning health care experiences in rural Nicaragua and Haiti. Her first position was as the “Migrant Farmworker Outreach Nurse” in central Indiana. She worked with "Doctors Without Borders" in a large refugee camp in Zambia. Upon her return, she worked for 4.5 years in a large Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)in Chicago, primarily with new immigrants who spoke Spanish only. While there, she developed a group visit program for pediatric patients who were overweight or obese.
Currently, in addition to teaching at Emory, she provides care to low income families, many of whom are Spanish speaking, at a family practice health center.