What inspired you to study public health?
I was able to see firsthand the important role that public health and health services research played in disease prevention through my post-medical school research involving behavior change initiatives. This research inspired me to explore public health and the important role it plays in improving healthcare outcomes.
What has been the single most rewarding experience of your career/studies so far?
Volunteering as the program manager for the Health Students Taking Action Together Street Medicine Program, allowed me to play an integral role in improving the health outcomes of the homeless population in downtown Atlanta.
Where did you do your practicum? What was it about?
Georgia GEAR – This program is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older Georgians, the people who care for them, and their communities through various community partnerships and initiatives.
What do you hope to accomplish in your career?
I hope to continue to be involved in preventive medicine research and other behavior change initiatives/projects.
Explore your interests and network. Whether that’s through volunteering, your school’s student organizations, or graduate assistantships/internships. Doing so allows you to really experience all that public health has to offer and carve out your own unique niche in which you can be most effective.