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Jordan Bastian

Jordan Bastian

MPH Epidemiology

“Opportunities for growth are abundant at MEZCOPH. Whether you are in need of class advice, internship ideas, or career planning all you have to do is ask. The faculty and staff are very approachable and will do what they can to help you succeed in your goals.”

  • Hometown:

    Boise, Idaho

    Prior Degree(s):

    BA International Studies - Public Health, Mandarin Chinese Minor, Brigham Young University – Idaho

    Before entering the program:

    Before entering the MPH program I worked for three years at a local public health department in Southern Utah as an Emergency Preparedness Specialist and Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I chose public health because I am passionate about helping people and improving the health situation of communities. As a public health professional I am confident that I can make a difference through protecting the community, preventing disease, and promoting public health.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I chose MEZCOPH for a number of reasons, but what stuck out to me was the ability to specialize in a public health discipline by selecting a concentration and being able to gain practical an accredited public health program was very inviting.

    Public health interests:

    Infectious disease epidemiology, control, and prevention


    Hospital Infection Control & Prevention

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    I enjoy participating in outdoor recreation activities including camping, hiking, canyoneering, snowboarding, and cycling. I enjoy playing football, pickleball, swimming, and I like watching all sports. I am passionate about travelling around the world seeing countries and places I have never been before. I also love spending time with my family.

    Tip for future students:

    I would encourage future students to get to know and work closely with fellow students and faculty. The ability to build relationships and work with others is a skill that will help them achieve academic success and career development. This is something that will be used daily and is a skill that will never become obsolete.

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