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Keegan Krause

Keegan Krause

MPH Family and Child Health - Global Health / MA Latin American Studies

"MEZCOPH has given me the knowledge base and technical wherewithal to be a serious professional in the world of Global Health."

  • Email:

    kckrause@email.arizona.edu

    Hometown:

    Omaha, NE

    Prior Degree(s):

    B.A. Anthropology, International Studies and Education - The University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    Before entering the program:

    I was working as a Community Educator at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Southeast Texas Poison Center. Previously, I worked as a K-12 English and writing teacher in the Texas public school system and worked as a K-5th grade Spanish literacy teacher in the public school system of the Dominican Republic for a couple of years.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I chose public health because I am committed to the service of my fellow humans and I find the health sciences fascinating.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    MEZCOPH was a great fit for me, offering the opportunity to study Global Health, and pursue a dual degree in Latin American Studies.

    Public health interests:

    Syndemics; the Political Economy of Adolescent Health, Sexual Health, and Health Education; Community Health Workers; Family Health Literacy; Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti

    Internship:

    The Political Economy of Adolescent Health in the Dominican Republic: Examining the influences of neoliberal policies, hyper-nationalism and adolescent sexual health knowledge in populations of male sex workers.

    Thesis:

    The Political Economy of Adolescent Health in the Dominican Republic: Examining the influences of neoliberal policies, hyper-nationalism and adolescent sexual health knowledge in populations of male sex workers.

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    I enjoy the sport of basketball, reading science fiction novels, working outside, and spending time with our young child who my partner and I have been raising to be a productive and caring human being! Parenthood has certainly made me a better person and public health professional.

    Tip for future students:

    Do what you are interested in, not what the big money says you should be interested in. Network and take advantage of your time as a graduate student: get involved in research, in the community, and attend as many professional events as you can handle. Take the time to cultivate your skills, particularly your collaborative skills.

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