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Emily Cooksey

Emily Cooksey

PhD Environmental Health Sciences

"During my time at MEZCOPH I have been supported and pushed to follow my dreams by faculty and students alike. Everyone wants the best for each other and it shows."

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    Fleming Island, Florida

    Prior Degree(s):

    BS Biology Central Michigan University, MSPH Environmental Health Science Tulane University

    Before entering the program:

    I was finishing my MSPH at Tulane University working on projects with near shore water quality, fecal indicator organisms, food safety, viruses, and bacteria.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I chose public health as it allowed me to combine my passion for microbial water quality and human health.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I chose MEZCOPH because it allowed me to further develop skills, increase my knowledge, and prepare me for the future.

    Public health interests:

    Microbial water quality, food safety, human health risk


    Prevalence, exposure, and risk associated with pathogenic Vibrio in Pacific Oysters harvested in southern California

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Crossfit, climbing, cycling, trail running

    Tip for future students:

    Get to know your professors and fellow classmates.

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