World TB Day | MDHHS Conference

Last Friday, I got the opportunity to attend the World TB Day Conference, put together by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It was a fascinating day, filled with learning and contemplation! I even got this official badge: Tuberculosis is a disease that has ravaged the Earth for hundreds of years; it…

Lead in the Water

It’s my last semester at SPH – which is crazy, but not as crazy as the current state of affairs in Flint, MI. By now, it’s made national headlines that there has been lead contamination in the water in Flint. Such a tragic public health emergency is sadly expected in many corners of the world,…

How old is your heart?

It’s that time of year again…finals…but that’s just a stepping stone to Winter Break!!! As the semester comes to an end, I thought I’d share a cool link I found. One of the reasons I enjoy this school is because how “nerdy” everyone can be! In my Scientific Writing class, we discussed the importance of…

Thanksgiving in India!

Hello world! It has been a whirlwind 10 days for me…the week before Thanksgiving was spent finishing homework assignments for Biostats and Infectious Disease (sidenote – Epid 605 (Infectious Disease) is a class totally worth your time!), finishing projects and papers early, and otherwise gearing up for my week-long trip to India to celebrate my…

Capstoooooneee

It’s a daunting two syllables, capstone. While the first years are currently in the throes of finding their internships, we second years are pounding away at the culmination of our MPH’s…the one…the only…CAPSTONE! For many of my classmates, they were able to collect data on their internships and are using their summer projects to drive…

I’m a Second Year?!

Feels like I only attended orientation yesterday, even though it was a year ago…and walking through the halls of SPH, it’s hard to remember that now I’m the second year! Not quite sure where time went, but here we are, end of September and things are picking up quickly. First year, much of our time was…

iKure Internship – Update 4

It’s been a busy July, and we were finally able to get the community health worker (CHW) training underway! Of course, since we are in the middle of monsoon season, the rains tend to get in everyone’s way. We were supposed to train 10 CHW, but 2 couldn’t make it on account of the rain.…