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Manpreet Sahnan

Manpreet Sahnan

MPH Family and Child Health - Maternal and Child Health

“At MEZCOPH, we get to work with the faculty and the community on many different public health issues. There is ample opportunity to apply what you learned to public health projects that help our community. This made it an easy choice to transition to my masters after completing my bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona.”

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    Phoenix, Arizona

    Prior Degree(s):

    B.S in Biology, University of Arizona

    Before entering the program:

    I came directly after my bachelor’s degree knowing that I wanted to learn more after discovering Public Health late in my undergraduate studies.

    Why did you choose public health?

    Public Health is the way to work on social issues in health with diverse perspectives and community input. I wanted to work on the very issues that were brought up in my undergraduate science coursework such as heart disease, but I needed the necessary understanding of public health to be capable of working on population health.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I took a few undergraduate classes and got to learn from great professors who were passionate about making a difference. Also, I started investing more of my time into public health projects and coursework with MEZCOPH during my senior year. I knew that I could learn the necessary public health skills here and MEZCOPH strongly emphasizes community wellness which means lots of opportunities. I wanted to choose Tucson and invest my learning efforts and public health work to the community that I have been a part of for the past 4 years.

    Public health interests:

    Childhood and adolescent development, Public Health and Sports medicine, early childhood intervention, School-based intervention, Mental Health, Public Health Advocacy, and health equity

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Movies, running, hiking, soccer, and listening to podcasts

    Tip for future students:

    Get involved as early as you can. All of Arizona is looking for talented public health-oriented individuals (aka you) and you can start working with the community earlier than you might think.

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