MPH Family and Child Health - Maternal and Child Health
“From day one, I have felt part of the MEZCOPH community; the staff and professors are very welcoming and committed to the students. I have had a great amount of support thus far, not only as a student but as a mother with a young child, as well. In addition, the knowledge and experiences of the professors in MEZCOPH is invaluable.”
Norfolk, NebraskaPrior Degree(s):
B.A. in Psychology, minors in Anthropology and Education - University of NebraskaBefore entering the program:After four years of working in public schools in the US and abroad, I worked at the University of Texas-Medical Branch, managing data and writing reports for a grant-funded project with the HPV vaccine.Why did you choose public health?
I chose to pursue a degree in public health after my last position, knowing I needed more skills and knowledge to get to where I want to be. I have always enjoyed learning about health, and focusing on the population level is of much interest to me. A degree in public health seemed like the practical next step in my career.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
While preparing to visit MEZCOPH during the application process, I was extremely impressed by the response from professors, students, and staff. When visiting, I had a great experience and good conversations with everyone I met. The students were enjoying their programs and spoke highly of MEZCOPH and the education, support, and collaboration that exists between students within the college. Furthermore, the opportunities for funding could not be beat!Public health interests:
Delivery and birth options, birth centers, midwifery, breastfeeding, pregnancy, global health.Internship:
Understanding Birth Care Choices Among a Federally Qualified Health CenterInterests/hobbies outside of school:
Sewing, yoga, and spending time with my partner, son, and two pups.Tip for future students:
Follow up on anything that slightly interests you. Even if nothing comes of it, you may create new relationships, learn new information, or discover new opportunities!