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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 Gen Zhu. Currently, I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston(UTHealth) School of Public Health , majoring in Biostatistics. Both my bachelor's degree and master's degree are in Statistics.My research interests lie in disease networks and machine learning using real-world data such as electronic health records.

During the takeover this week, I will share why I chose Biostatistics and how we use Biostatistics and Data Science to solve public health problems. If you would like to talk more with me, you can reach out to me via Instagram DM this week. #AmbassadorTakeover #thisispublichealth @uthealthsph
2020 was a challenging year. But there was still good in it. In our stories today, TIPH Ambassador Katarina opened it up for people to comment on good things to happen to them during 2020 and what we can celebrate from this past year going into 2021. Let’s continue that celebration here: comment below anything you’d like to celebrate or share from this past year! 👇🏼 let’s end 2020 on a positive note! 🎉 #Ambassadortakeover #happynewyear
My name is Katarina and I will be doing an #ambassadortakeover for This Is Public Health’s social media for the next week and a haIf. I’m excited to share a bit more about myself before we get going: I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology in 2017 (minors in Chemistry and Classical Studies). I am currently getting my Masters in Public Health, specializing in Population Health Research and Analytics at the @uofnorthdakota. I also have a passion for Global Health, Public Health policy and infectious disease which works perfectly into my current job as the Lead COVID-19 Case Manager for the UND COVID-19 contact tracing team under the North Dakota Department of Health. I LOVE my job. I currently lead a team of 70+ individuals in COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigations. Working in public health during this time has been such an amazing opportunity and has laid the ground work in connections, finding a passion, gaining experience before graduating and so much more. As you will find out, I am a very passionate person and finding a “why” drives me. I don’t love COVID-19. No one does, but I’ve experienced losing a loved one to this horrible pandemic and protecting others in slowing the spread in my job: that’s what keeps me going. It’s so that no one else will have to experience what I’ve experienced.
Ok enough about the sappy stuff: We are going to have fun this next week and a half. I am going to cover all sorts of things: my experience working from home, more about my job, what it’s like being a public health grad student during a pandemic, doing Q&As so I can hear from YOU, polls, sharing stories, talking about GOOD NEWS, happy things from 2020 and ringing in 2021 with (dare I say…) JOY! Follow along here for posts and stories I will share, you can also follow my personal page too @kdomitrovich! I can’t wait to interact with you!
There are so many sources for public health information out there. To help you be well-informed, I thought I’d put together some of my go-to public health resources to share. #AmbassadorTakeover #ThisIsPublicHealth
Hi everyone! I’m Emily and I am a second-year MPH in policy student at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. @uiowa @iowacph During this week, I will share some of my favorite public health topics, as well as a few resources to learn more about the field of public health! 
If you have any questions for me this week, feel free to send me a message and I’ll be happy to answer! #AmbassadorTakeover #ThisIsPublicHealth
Hi everyone! 

My name is Ashley Fenton. I am currently a third-year Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health in New Orleans (shout out @lsupublichealth)! My concentration is in Community Health Sciences and my research consists of food security among children and adolescents.  I will be taking over this week’s #ThisisPublicHealth #AmbasssadorTakeover.  During this time, we’ll be talking about food security and how this impacts the public’s health.  Additionally, I will share information about how you can help! If you have any questions this week feel free to ask!
Hi everyone! On today’s #ambassadortakeover I thought I’d share with you a current student/classmate of mine and her experience @busph! I always find it helpful hearing from other students and what their experience is like as everyone’s differs! This is Meghan Walsh @_meghan_walsh! She is also a Health, Policy, and Law certificate! Here are a few of the things she does in and around campus and her passions such as @periodproject_busph in #publichealth!

As always please don’t hesitate to reach out about our experiences @busph! Happy Friday!
@aspphorg & the Global Network launched the TIPH Global Grant program this fall, raising #publichealth awareness in local communities around the world. Learn more about the grant & check out our prior collaborators’ work via the link in our bio!

#ThisIsPublicHealth #ASPPHgoesGlobal
Hi everyone!

My name is Juliana Barounis. I am a current second-year Master of Public Health student at Boston University School of Public Health @busph. My concentration is in Health, Policy, Law and Global Health. I’m excited to serve on this week’s #ThisisPublicHealth #AmbassadorTakeover.
During this week, I will share information about my favorite health topics and what got me interested in public health. I’ll also be sharing current news trends that I have been following, take aways from a few seminars my school is hosting, and stories of other students experiences @busph!
I'm happy to answer any and all questions you may have about my degree and experience in public health! 

I’m excited to kick off this week with you and hope you follow along!
Happy Veterans Day to those who have and are currently serving, and their families! Around the world, countries recognize a similar holiday either as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, marking the end of World War I. 

Veterans Day is meant to recognize and celebrate those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, whereas Memorial Day serves as a day to remember and honor the fallen. However, many veterans alive to celebrate this holiday may experience both gratitude and survivor’s guilt on this day. Survivor’s guilt is not unique to the military, but soldiers who survive a traumatic experience when their brothers and sisters (comrades) did not, grieve immensely. The deep rooted sense of camaraderie in the military breeds this familial connection and dedication to one another. If you know a veteran, reach out to them today. You might thank them for their service, but most importantly, let them know you’re there!

#AmbassadorTakeover #thisispublichealth