Careers in Public Health
Impact the health of hundreds to millions of people at a time
Public health addresses the systemic factors that impact an individual’s health – leading to improvements in health for people in communities around the world.
Run analyses to treat and fight the spread of COVID-19
Track the spread of disease
Keep our hospitals running during the pandemic
Health Behavior Specialists
Help us learn to incorporate healthier actions like proper handwashing and social distancing
Develop marketing campaigns around COVID-19
Health Policy Administrators
Draft policy measures to keep us safe during the pandemic
Maternal & Child Health Specialists
Keep mothers and babies safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
Communicate preparedness measures
Public Health Researchers
Address health disparities before, during and after the pandemic
"Public health was the perfect intersection between my social justice interests and my passion for STEM (specifically medicine and human health), and offered the opportunity to target grave health equity issues on a population-health level."
"Advocating for Michigan State University (MSU) to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy (TFCP) is the most significant and rewarding professional experience and one I am most proud of. This ordinance... includes not only the main campus but also all MSU sites across the state, nation, and globe. This process started six years ago, during my MPH program as a passion of mine and later developed into my capstone paper outlining how to create a TFCP at MSU."
"My most rewarding experience was having the opportunity to be an interpreter with Community Outreach Inc. at their farm clinics in Philomath, Oregon. I am able to utilize my talents as a bilingual public health student to improve patient experiences with healthcare."
"Public health is all about health equity and creating a world in which all persons can live active, healthy, and whole lives."