Category Archives: Students of Public Health

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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Grad Student Helps Develop Website to Help Hurricane Victims Determine Toxic Waste Impact in Their Neighborhoods

by Rae Lynn Mitchell Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. STUDENT PROFILES — When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, homes were obliterated and floodwaters were left everywhere near its impact, with water redistributing dangerous chemicals and toxic waste endangering the health of Houston residents. Pablo

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Call for Stories: Public Health Student Narratives

Calling Students of Public Health Are you researching an infectious disease for the betterment of population health? Experimenting with social media as a means of quickly communicating urgent public health alerts? Studying and tackling climate change as part of an internship or practicum?   Do you wish more people understood the important work you’re doing?! So do we.   That’s

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Student Helps to Stamp Out Smoking at Sporting Events in Ireland

by Jennifer Lawless Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — When I was looking for an internship, I knew I wanted to do something different. I wanted to travel and to see whether I could make a difference in other people’s lives abroad. With

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