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Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

MPH Family and Child Health – Maternal and Child Health

“MEZCOPH is an active and vibrant community that challenges and supports you.”

  • Hometown:

    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Prior Degree(s):

    BS in Political Science, Northern Arizona University

    Before entering the program:

    Prior to entering the MPH program I worked as a case manager in a behavioral health youth residence with at risk youth involved in the criminal justice, foster care, and behavioral health services systems. In 2015, I was awarded the Coconino County Youth Coalition Caring for Children Award.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I am passionate about child and adolescent health. I believe that early childhood interventions can improve the development, health, and well-being of individuals and communities. To me, public health addresses this in a proactive way and acts as a bridge between multiple disciplines to effect social change through programs and policies.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I liked that MEZCOPH emphasized Family and Child Health as opposed to Maternal and Child Health. I think it is important to look at how different caregiver and family dynamics may impact the wellbeing of children. I appreciated that MEZCOPH shares this perspective.

    Public health interests:

    Child and family health; life-course perspective; at-risk youth; behavior modification; child and adolescent development

    Internship:

    Evaluation of the Nebraska State Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Rock climbing, trail running, camping, karaoke, travel

    Tip for future students:

    Find ways to explore and get involved in the Tucson community. It’ll help keep you grounded through the year.

The University of Arizona