Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Health Disparities Lecture

The U-M School of Public Health was the lead organizer of this year’s annual health disparities lecture in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Symposium on campus. Each year, many of the health science schools (Public Health, Social Work, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry) work together to bring a speaker to discuss…

Internship at the Washtenaw County Health Department

You know you’re a public health dork when… you leave a two-hour meeting at your internship with your head buzzing about the possibilities of health promotion programs in your community. For my social work field placement this academic year, I’m placed at the local health department, Washtenaw County Public Health. On my first day of…

Field Placement Bringing my Dual Degrees Together

    My current social work field placement is really bringing my two degree programs together. I’m a dual degree student – doing a Master of Public Health in SPH (in the department of Health Behavior and Health Education) and a Master of Social Work at the School of Social Work. I’m studying Community Organization…

How Public Health Fields Work Together

Sitting in my introductory environmental health class recently, I had a flash of complete understanding about how all the varied fields of public health work together. U-M School of Public Health divides the fields five ways: Environmental Health Sciences, Health Behavior and Health Education, Health Management and Policy, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. I’m going to stick…