DrPH Maternal & Child Health
“Figure out what you want to accomplish, and you’ll find the people and the resources to help you get there.”
Nuba Mountains, Sudan and Minneapolis, MN.Prior Degree(s):
MPH in Global Health from Emory University focusing on Community Health and Development and a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence UniversityBefore entering the program:
I was working as an Associate Research Analyst at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists supporting activities in chronic disease, maternal and child health, oral health and substance use.Why did you choose public health?
I chose public health because it provided the language to describe health inequalities experienced by my communities and offered the analytical tools to investigate those challenges and opportunities for intervention.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
I chose MEZCOPH because of the opportunity to work with and learn from great faculty members and to practically apply what I was learning.Public health interests:
Refugee health, maternal and child nutrition, mental health, health disparities, budgeting and management, strategic planning, and evaluationDissertation:
To be determined.Interests/hobbies outside of school:
Traveling, cooking, hiking, writing, reading, singing, dancingTip for future students:
Nothing worth having is easily obtained. One day at a time, one step at a time, and sometimes, you have to take it one minute at a time and that’s okay too as long as you keep moving forward.