Student Stories

Public health students are working towards a healthier, more equitable world. Check out their stories to learn how they are helping make an impact around the globe.

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Health science students’ role in the public health response during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic was getting progressively worse during 2020, medical students found themselves in-between education and the compelling duty to join in the public health response to the pandemic given our clinical background. There were many differing perspectives regarding medical students assisting during the pandemic. In my experience, we had many students who felt […]

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Delivering Cervical Screening in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

To date, the world continues to grapple with the escalating challenges of the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, patients with other illnesses try to navigate a healthcare system that is barely coping with the pandemic. To ensure that such patients are not neglected or fall short of curative care, it is important for […]

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Barómetro COVID-19: the academy at the service of society

I was able to participate as a volunteer in a project from NOVA National School of Public Health called Barómetro COVID-19 – Barometer COVID-19, in English ( This ongoing project emerged in March 2020 from the lack of official information on how citizens were experiencing the pandemic and its effects and as the name indicates, […]

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My contribution to COVID-19 pandemic management in the country as a Public Health Specialty Program Resident in the University of Chile

The Public Health Medical Specialty Program in the University of Chile The Public Health Medical Specialty Program (Residency) in the University of Chile has a learning methodology focused on metacognition and mentoring. This proposal  emphasizes a theoretical-practical framework to create learning proper environments to favor knowledge. The length of the program is 3 year. The […]

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The experience of studying public health at West China School of Public Health

Public health focuses on population health, including a wide range of  sub-fields such as epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, nutrition and food hygiene, health behavior and health policy ( West China School of Public Health, 2021; Rhodes & Bryant, 2021). In my opinion, public health is gaining increased public attention in China due to three […]

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Making a Difference Through Public Health

My passion for Public Health anchors on the fact that it deals with the prevention of diseases, promoting of health and prolonging of life. It allows one to reach the unreached, taking preventive medicine to the all, thereby helping them live healthy. During my one year compulsory National Service in Ogun State, Nigeria, I carried […]

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I learned Public Health from the Streets of Beirut…

I learned Public Health from the Streets of Beirut… My name is Khawla; I am originally from Baalbek. I hold a B.A. degree in Psychology from Berea College in KY and recently attained my Master of Public Health Degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, concentrating in health promotion and community […]

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The Billion Dollar Industry that Exploited Health for Profit

Like many other chronic conditions, Substance Use Disorder impacts individuals from all walks of life, it does not discriminate against the color of your skin, where you live, how you were raised, what language you speak, or how successful society has deemed you. While most individuals with substance use disorders would greatly benefit from a […]

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