Published Research Article

The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Public Health Graduates

January 29, 2024

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A Public Health Reports study titled "Federal Student Loan Debt in Public Health and the Opportunities for Loan Repayment Programs" highlights the significant federal student loan debt burden for public health graduates. It explores how loan repayment programs like the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program (PHWLRP) could incentivize more graduates to pursue government public health roles despite lower earnings compared to private healthcare.

Co-authored by ASPPH members and staff, the report features the critical need for public health graduates in government roles.