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Iva Skobic

Iva Skobic

PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion

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    Sarajevo, Bosnia/La Crosse, WI

    Prior 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 epidemiology


    Implicit Theories of Mental Health/Transformative Learning Approaches to Mental Health Promotion

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Kickboxing, yoga, dance, creating writing, public speaking

    Tip for future students:

    Keep your old class notes, especially from Biostats! You never know when you’ll need them.

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