A Career in Public Health: Making a Difference

From Jamie Hall ’15:

Public health is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses 
epidemiology, public policy, prevention and outcomes research,
occupational health & safety, environmental health, community health,
patient safety & quality of care, health disparities research, and
many others. Arielle Selya, currently a professor at the University of
North Dakota (Master of Public Health program) is a former Wesleyan
postdoc and smoking researcher; she will discuss the many career
opportunities in public health. In particular, in an era of “big
data” from electronic medical records and from social media, even a
little quantitative training is especially desired by employers. The
advantages of getting a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with a
specialization either in Population Health Analytics or Health
Management & Policy, will be discussed. Whether as a researcher, an
environmentalist, a health service provider, or a public policy
legislator, one truly has the ability to concretely impact people’s
health and wellness in a public health career.

Date: Thursday, February 5

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Place: Albritton 311

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