Swine Flu

The swine flue epidemic has brought public health back into the global spotlight. As a public health student, I’ve been following with great interest many news sources to see what’s the latest information available about how this flu is using globalization to its advantage. This new epidemic really is an example of global health, where…

$$ for Certificate in Public Health @ UM

The U-M SPH Foundations in Public Health Certificate (which is NOT a Master-level degree) can be paid in part by the State of Michigan’s “No Worker Left Behind” program. I just found this article in Michigan Today via the Main Street Ann Arbor Twitter account (retweeting a local Ann Arborite). The Certificate includes one introductory-level…

EPA, Katrina and the Dilemma with Risk

  I wrote this brief paper for extra credit in my Environmental Health Science class. Dr. Mark Johnson, a senior environmental health scientist for ATSDR came to my class to lecture on his work in post Katrina New Orleans. EHS is not really my favorite class (too much math), but because everything in public health…

Teens at the Mall

  The other day my friend Courtney and I decided to go to the mall. I try to avoid the big crowds, and I thought I had done so by going to the mall in the early afternoon on a weekday, but unfortunately I had not taken into account that it was spring break for…

What is Public Health? See below!

This is something I found via other public health students on facebook 🙂  Feel free to repost! This is an initiative of the American Public Health Association. “Let’s face it – as a nation we’re not nearly as healthy as we should be. Compared to other developed nations, we’re lagging far behind. But it doesn’t…

Happy “Eastover” From Ann Arbor!

Whether or not you celebrate Easter or Passover or neither, you can appreciate the uniqueness of Ann Arbor’s joint synagogue/church located on Eastover Pl. No, I am NOT making this up! I drive by this building every day on the way to SPH and I think it’s just great that the community shares resources this…

Internship Learning Objectives

For those of us who do an internship/field placement, we have to write learning objectives before we start so we can focus on what we want to learn from our internship. For the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, we base these on our core competencies. I just submitted mine to my advisor and…