A Little Friendly Competition

Now that I’m well into the final semester of my last year here at UM, the reality that the end is near is sinking in. As an executive board member of the Health Policy Student Association (HPSA), I and the rest of the board are taking a step back and allowing the next generation of…

Why I do it with (Mathematical) Models

Apologies to our friends in the bio-stats department. There is a definite need for statistical methods in public health. Many of the tools that biostatisticians use are well established and necessary for things like causal inference. However, there are certain questions that aren’t sufficiently addressed by statistical techniques. Therefore, dynamic mathematical models have become more…

5 Tips to Landing a Great Internship

Let’s start by saying, I look nothing like this picture. I will post a picture of my current self below. My, how things have changed in a year. On to the point of this post, my internship. In the fall, I will be second year Master’s degree student at the School of Public Health in…

His Right Knee…Her Only Appendix

With 2011 here, Winter vacation is coming to a close.  While two weeks off never seems like quite enough, this particular break seemed especially short to me.  On December 24th, my sister was rushed to the hospital for stomach pain and remained there for several days.  While she is feeling much better now, several things…