Category Archives: Students of Public Health

Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019: Cecilia Sara Alcala

by Cecilia Sara Alcala, MPH Last December, Cecilia Sara Alcala, a PhD Candidate at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work assessing pesticide literacy of women in Suriname. Here, she describes her efforts in more detail. Follow along each month as

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019: Pooja Sangha

by Pooja Sangha Last month, Pooja Sangha, a student at Arizona State University, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work in evaluating Arizona school-level vaccination data from 2015 to 2018. Here, she describes her efforts in more detail. Follow along each month as we profile all 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. New Format This year, we’re changing our format for the Students Who Rocked Public Health series. In years past, we have featured a variety of students individually throughout the year, culminating in December with a round-up of students whose work

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Students of Public Health: Learning to Prioritize Responsibilities

by Michelle Haberstroh Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — In the third grade, I began living with my grandparents. Prior to this, I attended school irregularly, and even after I started living with them, I consistently struggled to complete homework and did poorly

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Meet the Student Editors of the Northwestern Public Health Review

by Grace Bellinger, Margaret Walker, and Virginia Nowakowski Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Words carry weight. From relaying the latest big data trends in medical research to telling refugees’ stories of struggle within the health care system, words have the power to

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Epidemiology Student Hopes to Enhance the Lives of Humans and Animals Around the World

by Leigh Ellyn Preston, MPH Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — In 2017, I participated in a study abroad trip to Quito, Ecuador. Part of the requirements for the trip was to develop a project to complete while living in Ecuador for the

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Father of Former “Lost Boy” of Sudan Encourages Him to Pursue a Career in Public Health

by Abraham Deng Ater, DrPH, MPH Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — “If you find an opportunity to attend school, do it!” my late father vehemently instructed me. “Never leave it halfway done. Bring it back home. You understand?” This was the last

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2018

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. 2018 may go down as one of the most tumultuous years this decade, what with the ongoing Russia investigation, the upset of the midterm elections, sexual abuse and misconduct allegations that fueled the #metoo movement, battles to control the Supreme Court,

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MPH Student Documents the Lives of Stone Breakers in India in New Film

by Shubharanjan Jena Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Being born in the tribal district of Nabarangpur in India, I saw the poverty, distress, health issues, and illiteracy among tribal women and their children. Nabarangpur is located in the southwestern part of Odisha state, with a population

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A Career in Research Proves to Be More Rewarding than Student Alexandra Peluso First Imagined

by Alexandra Peluso, BS Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Research is not something I was always interested in. When I enrolled at the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2013, I was convinced I was going to be a physical

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