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Christina Baum

Christina Baum

MPH Epidemiology

"MEZCOPH has greatly expanded my understanding of public health. It has allowed me to pursue newfound career & research interests that did not exist when I first began the program."

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    Henniker, New Hampshire

    Prior Degree(s):

    B.A. Biology, Dickinson College

    Before entering the program:

    I worked as a Community Health Advisor in Malawi for the Peace Corps from 2015-2017. Most recently, I was a Professional Research Assistant at the University of Colorado.

    Why did you choose public health?

    Health is a fundamental human right and I wanted to work in a field that strives to provide this human right to all populations across the globe.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I was drawn to the University of Arizona for its strong community of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and to MEZCOPH for the many opportunities it provides its students to translate classroom theory into community practice.

    Public health interests:

    Environmental epidemiology, global health, community design, and health disparities


    The Spatial Relationship Between Pancreatic Cancer and Cadmium in Gharbiah, Egypt (CEESP Fellowship)

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Hiking, camping, traveling, backpacking, climbing, and trying new things

    Tip for future students:

    Network with professors, community members, and other students whose research projects align with your interests. You never know what connections might lead to an opportunity!

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