PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion
“If you are interested in doing any particular type of research or having a certain type of professional experience, don’t be afraid to ask! Faculty, admin, or fellow students may know how you can go about getting what you want.”
Sarajevo, Bosnia/La Crosse, WIPrior Degree(s):
BA in International Studies – Global Security (University of Wisconsin – Madison), MA in English as a Second Language (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)Before entering the program:
I was teaching English as a Second Language at ASU. Prior to that, I taught English internationally in Ecuador, Brazil, and Colombia.Why did you choose public health?
I am interested in mental health on a community level. Public health allows me to study psychology through a wider lens.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
I chose MEZCOPH because of the warm atmosphere of the program, as well as the expertise of the faculty.Public health interests:
mental health promotion, mental health stigma, community based participatory research, occupational health, trauma, psychiatric epidemiologyThesis:
Implicit Theories of Mental Health/Transformative Learning Approaches to Mental Health PromotionInterests/hobbies outside of school:
Kickboxing, yoga, dance, creating writing, public speakingTip for future students:
Keep your old class notes, especially from Biostats! You never know when you’ll need them.