Contributors (Winter 2013)
I am a first-year MPH student studying human nutrition/dietetics in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. My academic interests include women’s health, nutrition education, chronic disease prevention and wellness. Someday I hope to make a career by helping people achieve better health by promoting, implementing and inspiring personal connections to preventative health and wellness. In my free time I can be found jogging (slowly), singing (whenever I get a chance), crafting or watching the food channel!
Beth will be posting each Thursday morning. Read her posts here –>
I am a second-year Environmental Health Sciences student specializing in Toxicology. My academic interests include (but are not limited to!) computational toxicology, heavy metals toxicology, pathology, developmental biology, and science education. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy running, Ultimate frisbee, soccer, stand-up comedy, and all things internet. One day I hope to marry my passions of teaching and internet tomfoolery to harness the power of social media as an instrument of science education.
David will be posting each Monday morning. Read his posts here –>
As a second-year dual MS student in Environmental Health at SPH and Environmental Justice at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, I’m interested in the intersection of human and environmental well-being. I’m currently working with a group of students to start a Sustainable Food Program and campus farm at U of M, but I’ve also done water quality outreach and environmental education in the past and would love to work with communities on any range of environmental health issues in the future. When I’m not out digging in the dirt or doing homework these days, I can be found baking, playing cribbage, or wandering in the woods.
Allyson will be posting each Monday afternoon. Read her posts here –>
I am a second year MPH student studying environmental quality and health, risk communication, and nutrition. My primary interest is in environmentally sustainable food systems; specifically, local food systems that support rural economies while increasing urban access to fresh food. Outside of class, I am working with a group of local farmers and food advocates to expand access to sustainably produced food. Prior to graduate school, I enjoyed a career as a senior technical writer at a consulting firm that specialized in environmental, health, and safety issues.
Mary will be posting each Thursday afternoon. Read her posts here –>
Hello! I am currently finishing my MPH in Environmental Health Sciences. I am interested in several areas of public health, specifically health communication, infectious diseases as well water sanitation in developing areas. Outside of class, I am a research assistant at the Center for Managing Chronic disease and can be found playing weboggle or watching The Colbert Report
Haifa will be posting each Saturday morning. Read her posts here –>
I am a first year MPH student studying Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Before coming to Michigan, I was studying exercise science and working in a physical activity lab where I discovered my passion for public health. I am interested in everything about food and exercise, especially how the two coexist in our complex society. When I am not in class or studying, you can find me biking around on my 1970’s Schwinn cruiser, personal training, or teaching fitness classes in town. Some of my favorite weekend activities include long runs, scoping out local produce at the Kerrytown farmer’s market, and enjoying a glass of red wine or micro-brew with friends.
Paige will be posting each Tuesday morning. Read her posts here –>
I am a first-year MPH student studying Human Nutrition & Dietetics. I am full-heartedly in love with food and healthy living. Yes, that means I love vegetables and exercise – but I am also human – which means I occasionally enjoy a day off and a sweet treat. That being said, I am interested in using creative writing to get the good word about good food out there to as many people as possible. I hope to have a career in establishing food policies that make healthy choices easy and accessible for the hungry public.
Ann will be posting each Friday morning. Read her posts here –>
I am a second-year MPH student studying Human Nutrition and Dietetics in the Environmental Health Sciences Department. I am particularly interested in how small lifestyle choices affecting diet, physical activity, and mental health combine to play a key role in health and well being. When I’m not at school I’m usually doing yoga, swimming, and spending time exploring the great outdoors.
Katie will be posting each Wednesday morning. Read her posts here ->>
I am a second year MPH student studying Human Nutrition and Dietetics. A wide range of health and nutrition topics interest me, from the molecular level to the sociological. In my free time, I volunteer at a local family shelter and look for new ways to get my four-year-old son to eat broccoli.
Lola will be posting each Wednesday afternoon. Read her posts here ->>
I am a second year master’s student in the Health Behavior and Health Education department. I am interested in communication regarding health promotion and modifiable health behaviors. This year I am the student intern in the SPH Office of Marketing and Communications. It has been incredible to get hands-on experience in the communications field both inside and outside of a public health context. I have that darn travel bug and delight in the idea of exploring as many new places as possible throughout my life. I am a lover of good books, good food, good runs, and most of all, good people.
Danielle will be posting each Tuesday afternoon. Read her posts here –>
I am a second year MPH student in Health Behavior and Health Education, interested in sexual health and wellness, physical activity, and health communication strategies. There is rarely a day when I’m not at the gym or doing something physical. I guess I’m addicted to endorphins. In addition to being a student, I teach group fitness classes and spinning. In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball, watching movies, baking and eating my latest creations.
Alexandra will be posting each Friday afternoon. Read her posts here –>