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Aaron Yoder

Aaron Yoder

MPH Biostatistics

"MEZCOPH provides you with the skills, guidance, and opportunities to create the change you hope to see in the world!"

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    Harrisonburg, VA

    Prior Degree(s):

    BS Public Health, University of Arizona 2017

    Before entering the program:

    Serving in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, teaching elementary students in California, and working in behavioral health with youth who were members of the Pascua Yaqui tribe in Tucson.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I chose public health because I believe that public health provides me with the skills and opportunities to promote and improve health and wellness.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I chose MEZCOPH because of the dedication of faculty, students, and all those involved with the college to serving and promoting health in our communities. MEZCOPH has a vast reach and a multitude of partnerships, from border health to food security and nearly everywhere in between, and I chose MEZCOPH so that I could have opportunities to participate in these endeavors.

    Public health interests:

    Biostatistics, Border Health, Disease Prevention, Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Native American Health, Nutrition & Diet, Planning and Evaluation, Rural Health, Tobacco and Substance Abuse

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Running, hiking, biking, gardening, most other things outdoors, playing with my two rescued puppies.

    Tip for future students:

    Be open and willing to change, being flexible can allow you to find other areas that you may have an undiscovered passion for.

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