I’m this close to completing my Master’s in Public Health/Master’s in Social Work Management dual degree program and JCLP fellowship at the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate school I spent several years managing patient care programs for the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I also worked as a post-abortion counselor and Jewish educator, developing courses such as The Oy of Sex and Beyond Pink and Blue. When I’m not pursuing my interests in reproductive health and behavioral health psychology, I can often be found rock climbing, cycling, or practicing the harmonica.
Jess will be posting each Friday afternoon. Read her posts here –>
I am a second year MPH student in Health Behavior and Health Education, interested in mental health, substance abuse disorders in youth, HIV/Aids, nutrition and obesity, and reproductive health. In future I would like to work in the public health department, helping people alleviate their mental health issues, urging them to live a positive and healthy life. I am excited to be a part of this course as this is one platform majorly unexplored in developing countries and this would be one skill to empower people with on a global dais. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, watching movies, listening to music and travelling!
Neha will be posting each Friday morning. Read her posts here –>
I am a second-year PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. My current research focuses on potable water quality in Lima, Peru and the transmission of Helicobacter pylori, a commensal gut bacteria that is thought to be responsible for much of the world’s burden of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. I am interested in the intersection between science and policy, especially as it relates to water and food. In my free time I enjoy camping, yoga, reading, and working in my cooperative vegetable garden with friends.
Kevin will be posting each thursday morning. Read his posts here –>
Hello! I am a second year MPH student studying Health Behavior and Health Education. My career interest grow everyday, but I am mainly interested in minority women’s health and patient-provider care in a clinical setting. I am also a pre-medical student and I plan on becoming a public health professional and physician that meets the needs of under-served women by providing excellent care while working to alleviate biases in the way health care is delivered in Detroit and the surrounding areas. In my free time I enjoy cooking, watching awesome movies, reading, praying, and being with my family.
Brittany will be posting each Tuesday morning. Read her posts here –>
Hi! I am currently finishing up my MPH in the Health Behavior Health Education department. My public health interests are mental health and substance abuse disorders in the youth population mostly. My future career goals are to be working in the public health field helping people towards achieving their most optimal health by taking a holistic approach to wellness, making sure that they are not only physically well but emotionally, socially, environmentally and spiritually well, too. In my free time I enjoy reading leisurely, running as a form of exploration, and hanging out with friends and family.
Kaitlyn will be posting each Wednesday morning. Read her posts here –>
Hello! I am a first year MPH student in the Health Behavior and Health Education department. I am interested in studying physical activity and nutrition as they relate to chronic disease prevention and management. I am particularly interested in the factors that motivate individuals to engage in healthy lifestyle habits, and factors that may challenge individuals from engaging in these healthy behaviors and attitudes. I am excited to explore the intersection of language, emotion, and health behavior through this blog. In my free time, I enjoy running, eating, reading, and going on adventures with friends and family.
Mina will be posting each Wednesday afternoon. Read her posts here ->>
I am a second-year MPH student in the Health Behavior and Health Education department. I first realized my love for public health when I found myself explaining the complex workings of the human body from my exercise physiology classes to my friends, family, and anyone else who would listen. I am interested in health communication, organizational health (especially in schools and workplaces), and the power of physical activity to prevent, manage, and heal a wide range of health problems. Running is one of my greatest passions, and has served as my biggest stress reliever throughout my demanding (but exciting!) masters career.
Emma will be posting each Tuesday afternoon. Read her posts here –>
Hello all! I currently work as the a Project Coordinator for the Community Outreach and Education Core (COEC) of the Environmental Health Science Lifestage Exposure and Adult Disease (EHS LEAD) Center at the University of Michigan. I am a proud native and resident of the great city of Detroit! I have an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology, as well as a Master of Public Policy. In the future, I hope have a PhD in Health Behavior Health Education and/or Urban Planning. In my free time I love watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and all other things Trek, reading, cooking, baking, and hanging out at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Myra will be posting each Monday morning. Read her posts here ->>
I am a second year Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology student. Currently, I am involved in identifying upper respiratory viruses in the University’s influenza surveillance laboratory. After graduation, I would love to continue a career in research with a focus on virology, or to start a career in hospital infection control. I am passionate about translating the more technical aspects of the lab sciences to a general audience, especially when it relates to the latest news. Outside of the lab and classroom, I enjoy yoga, painting, and video games.
Elizabeth will be posting each Monday Afternoon. Read her posts here –>