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This Is Public Health, a brand run by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, raises awareness about education and career options in public health through student ambassadors, graduate fairs, partnerships, interprofessional activities, and other pipeline-building events for students.

Since the inception, This Is Public Health has produced:

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Hi everyone! My name is Lauren, and I will be taking over TIPH social media this week as a part of #AmbassadorTakeover. I'm currently a second-year PhD student in Epidemiology at University of Maryland School of Public Health. I have many research interests, but most recently I am focused on COVID-19, vaccination, and vaccine hesitancy. I also have a passion for sharing information about public health - usually I do this as a Teaching Assistant (shout out to my students this semester). I am excited that this week I get to share with all of you!

Please feel free to drop questions you have about public health graduate studies in the comments.

#universityofmaryland #epidemiology
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Hi Everyone!

My name is Aneeka, and I’m so excited to be taking over TIPH social media this week. I am a second year PhD student in Epidemiology at Tulane University. My research focuses on infectious diseases, notably HIV, STIs, and more recently, COVID-19. I look forward to sharing my interests with you! Feel free to drop a comment or send me a message if there’s anything in these areas you’d like to learn about. 

#infectiousdisease #epidemiology #ambassadortakeover #thisispublichealth
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So thrilled to be joining you guys this week in another #ambassadortakeover! My name is Marshae, and I am a second year MPH student on the Epidemiology track at Vanderbilt University. 

My current research focuses on prenatal nutritional and environmental exposures and the development of atopic diseases in children. My career goal is to be an environmental epidemiologist studying early life total environmental exposures in vulnerable communities. 

I am a super vocal advocate for public health, so I love taking advantage of every opportunity to discuss this field with fellow colleagues, collaborators and community members. 

This week in alliance with National Diabetes Month, I will be highlighting Diabetes and the public health approach to it. Having said that I am around to discuss a wide array of public health topics and tips for students. Stay tuned ! 

#publichealth #ambassadortakeover #epidemiology
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Submitted by: TIPH Ambassador Erin Manalo-Pedro, MPH, CHES, PhD student, UCLA 

"Thank you, Dr. Ford, for Public Health Critical Race Praxis! Thank you for spaces to find community, to engage in disciplinary self-critique, to center the margins in our research, and to reimagine what public health could be. Thank you for: 

◾️Founding the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health in 2017, 

◾️Bringing the UNC Minority Health Conference as a satellite conference to UCLA in 2019, 

◾️Editing the APHA Press book Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional in 2019, 

◾️Teaching courses like Racism and Public Health: Social Epidemiologic Concepts and Methods and Health Disparities, Health Equity and Sexual Minority Populations, 

◾️Sustaining the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (which helped me find my way into research), and 

◾️Fixing my cap when I graduated with my MPH in 2015." 

#PHTYD #ThisIsPublicHealth
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Submitted by: TIPH Ambassador Eliza S., MPH Student, University of Iowa College of Public Health 

“Thank you faculty, staff, and students working at the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health for your hard work and dedication to the field of public health. Over the past two years this team has worked to improve health outcomes within micropolitan communities, improve vaccinations, and develop health campaigns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

#PHTYD #ThisIsPublicHealth
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Submitted by: TIPH Ambassador Lauren K., MPH, Univ of Maryland School of Public Health 

"Thank you to Dr. Quynh Nguyen, my wonderful advisor at the Univ of MD School of Public Health. She is a professor and epidemiologist researching social and economic predictors of health using big data sources." 

"Thank you to Dr. Typhanye Dyer, a professor and epidemiologist at the Univ of MD School of Public Health. Her regular messages to students have been a bright spot for us all in a confusing time. Her research focuses on the influence of social, behavioral, and psychological factors on HIV risk and outcomes in Black populations." 

#PHTYD #ThisIsPublicHealth
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Submitted by: TIPH Ambassador Emily B., MPH student, Baylor University

"A big thank you goes to the Covid-19 Core Response Team at the Waco/McLennan County Public Health District in Waco, Texas. They have worked non-stop since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to serve and protect McLennan County residents from the spread of Covid-19 in the community. This team has worked together on weekends to report numbers and run vaccination clinics, and they have remained on-call to answer any questions from local agencies. The past year and a half has been trying on us all, and the challenges have only brought this team closer together. Courtney, Stephanie, Dr. Shah, Carol, Pranav, Lacey, Erin, and Dr. Verner; thank you."

#PHTYD #ThisIsPublicHealth
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Join us this Public Health Thank You Day as we share our gratitude for all of the students, staff, faculty, practitioners, and organizations that help to make our world a healthier place for everyone! 

To celebrate #PHTYD, we will share posts that our This Is Public Health Ambassadors put together to express their gratitude for professors or organizations who have encouraged them along their path to public health.

#ThisIsPublicHealth
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Explore our Finance Your Degree database for funding opportunities to make your path to a public health degree more affordable! 
Access this online resource via the 🔗 in our bio!
#HPW2021 #thisispublichealth
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Hi everyone! My name is Calli and I am currently a second-year MPH student in the department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. I also work as a COVID-19 contact tracer for the university, and am most interested in infectious disease epidemiology and health equity.  To that end, during my takeover this week, I'll be discussing how we can promote and preserve health equity when it comes to the surveillance, treatment, and research of infectious diseases. #ambassadortakeover
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