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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created a “new normal” in 2020 that included controversial mitigation strategies such as masking up and staying home and became the country’s primary focus, punctuated by a summer of civil unrest, peaceful (and sometimes not so peaceful) protests, and a contentious presidential election. The student projects we’ve selected this year reflect the best of 2020 as students

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Students Who Rocked Public Health: Lauren Hunter

by Lauren Hunter Last December, Lauren Hunter, a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of California Berkley School of Public Health, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work in delivering sexual and reproductive health services to adolescent girls and young women in Tanzania. Here, she describes her efforts in more detail.

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For Combating COVID-19, Collaboration Is Key

The COVID-19 pandemic spread to the United States during my last semester at the Boston University School of Public Health. By March of 2020, I was working full-time from my apartment at the time, taking all my classes online, and I hadn’t been outside for days. My parents in Vermont, less than 200 miles away, continued their normal lives, going

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Now Accepting Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2020

by JPHMP Direct Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020 are being accepted through Oct. 1. Send us yours now! Guidelines All nominees must be currently enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in public health or a related field. Projects may be ongoing but should have gotten underway in 2020, not before. Projects may involve groups

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Students Who Rocked Public Health: Jaimee L. Watts-Isley

by Jaimee L. Watts-Isley, DNP APRN AGNP-C Last December, Jaimee L. Watts-Isley, a DNP candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work to identify and address issues surrounding retention and recruitment of public health nurses (PHNs) in NC local public health departments. Here,

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Summer of Service Learning

by Eric Coles, DrPH This summer public health students are struggling to find positions that fulfill field-based learning requirements for their degree programs, as many host organizations have cancelled their summer practicum and internship programs due to COVID-19. At the same time, local public health departments are in desperate need of more resources for contact tracing and other efforts to

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Mitigating Loneliness and Isolation on College Campuses: Podcast with Dr. Mehrete Girmay

by Camelia Singletary, MPH Public Health Perspectives is a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce by exploring the narratives of public health care professionals to gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.  In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Dr. Mehrete Girmay discusses some of her current work surrounding loneliness and isolation. Dr. Girmay

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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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A Closer Look at the Public Health Perspectives Podcast

Public Health Perspectives is a podcast series on JPHMP Direct targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. The show is hosted by Camelia Singletary, MPH, who has made it her mission to learn and share information about as many public health career paths as possible. She has spoken now to nearly a dozen different public health professionals and MPH

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