Alison Clayshulte

Alison Clayshulte, MPH

University of San Francisco MPH Program
Behavioral Health

What inspired you to study public health? 

I chose to study public health so that I could make an impact on the health of underserved populations.

What has been the single most rewarding experience of your career/studies so far? 

In my studies, I have loved the opportunity to dive into my passion and understand it from many different ways. My world has greatly expanded by studying public health, and I’m so thankful for following my dream of getting my MPH.

Where did you do your practicum? What was it about? 

Stanford School of Medicine. I worked with the Pediatric GI Division and the Office of Child Health Equity to study a pilot food insecurity screening to referral to community food resource process. I also helped conduct an advocacy campaign on added sugars in foods.

What do you hope to accomplish in your career? 

I am passionate about how nutrition affects health outcomes and the intersectionality of food insecurity, public health, and the social determinants of health.


To have an open mind about all the things you will learn when studying public health. Public health affects so many parts of our lives and it’s fascinating to view the world from a public health lense.

If you are working, what is your job?

Nutrition Advocate Manager / Sylvan Health

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