Clarisse Vidal

Clarisse Vidal

MPH, Health Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

In one sentence, what is public health to you?

Public health protects and promotes population health.

What inspired you to study public health?

I entered college as a pre-med student so when I started acquiring experience in hospital settings, I realized I could make a difference in patient lives on the administrative side of healthcare.

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

Helping individuals and families obtain access to health insurance as a former Medicaid caseworker.


Don’t underestimate your accomplishments and lived experience.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that the public health field should be focusing on?

Health equity