Stacie Shropshire

Stacie Shropshire, MPH

University of North Dakota Master of Public Health Program
Population Research & Analytics

What inspired you to study public health? 

I became interested in public health while working in a cardiac catheterization laboratory where I realized how important preventative measures are in respect to cardiovascular disease. I decided that I wanted to pursue public health to aid in preventing cardiovascular disease at a population level.

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

I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with other students, faculty, and professionals who are passionate about public health.

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

I will be completing my practicum at Mayo Clinic this summer with the Cardiovascular Disease and Outcomes Research Program. My project will consist of conducting quantitative research analysis relating to cardiovascular disease outcomes to improve patient care.

What do you hope to accomplish in your career? 

I hope to become a cardiovascular epidemiologist and conduct research that will aid in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease outcomes.


There are so many different opportunities within public health, so it is worth taking the time to explore and find which area(s) might be the best fit for you. Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to practicing public health professionals to gain some experience or ask questions.

If you are working, what is your job? 

I am currently a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of North Dakota.

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