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Kristi Sprowl

Kristi Sprowl

MPH Family & Child Health - Global Health

“The most exciting aspect of my graduate student experience thus far is being able to use the talents and skills that I have gained in the classroom and see them shine in my professional endeavors.”

  • Email:

    ksprowl@email.arizona.edu

    Hometown:

    Inglewood, CA

    Prior Degree(s):

    Bachelor’s of Science/ Health Sciences - Community Health from California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Before entering the program:

    I was finishing my undergraduate degree in community health and applied to UA my spring semester 2016. I wanted to continue my education right after my undergraduate degree because I was eager to expand my knowledge of public health and advance my networks and experiences.

    Why did you choose public health?

    Public health is an interdisciplinary field which I enjoy because it’s never limiting. As a public health professional, I can look at chronic disease prevention through a variety of lenses including sociological, psychological, physiological, epidemiological, and biological. I enjoy qualitative data and have a passion for gathering data through personal connections through interviews or interactive conversations. It bring relevance to the people that I serve in this field.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    MEZCOPH has a unique variety of professors with interesting health backgrounds. The diversity of professionalism was intriguing for me and I had a chance to connect with professors before even applying. Now that I am a part of the MEZCOPH student community, I appreciate the levels of expertise that my peers have in public health and their willingness to be an open vessel to new learning experiences. I feel supported by my mentors and they have my best interests at heart. I feel confident in my abilities to bring new skills and innovating ideas to my future public health career.

    Public health interests:

    Sexual health and education, HIV prevention, and physician-patient communication effectiveness

    Internship:

    The effects of prenatal and postpartum depression among women in Rio Rico, AZ

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Singing, writing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends

    Tip for future students:

    Never be pressured to pursue a specific field in public health. The varieties of public health make learning fresh and exciting. My interests have changed almost every year, but I keep an open mind to what public health can offer. Being flexible in this field is key. You will be surprised on what interests you build when in the MPH program.

The University of Arizona