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James Hollister

James Hollister

MS, Biostatistics

"My favorite MEZCOPH quality is the relationship between the faculty and the students. I've had the pleasure of working with many professors on projects, and they have always been so willing to teach and support me through every step of the process."

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    Hunter, ND

    Prior Degree(s):

    BS in Mathematics, University of North Dakota

    Before entering the program:

    I was living in North Dakota pursuing my undergraduate degree and suffering through the cold winters.

    Why did you choose public health?

    My undergraduate senior project was a statistics/programing project involving pandemics (just a year before COVID... weird timing!). This opened my eyes to Biostatistics, and it's been my passion ever since!

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    Going to school in Tucson really interested me, and I got the sense of a strong community within MEZCOPH during the application process.

    Public health interests:

    Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Respiratory Disease, School Health


    Reinfection of COVID-19 (title still to be determined)

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Running, golfing, exploring Tucson, playing piano, and game nights with friends.

    Tip for future students:

    Pursue your passion! MEZCOPH gives all students the ability to pursue and research whatever passion they may have within public health.

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