Is a PhD Right for You? – Part II, 5/3

Is a PhD Right for You? – Part II, 5/3

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The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Early Career Professionals Workgroup would like to invite you to join a webinar entitled “Is a PhD Right for You? – Part II” on Friday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT.  Registration is required to attend this webinar.

Join us for a follow-up to this fall’s webinar: “Is a PhD Right for You?”

For Part II, we will hear from panelists who chose not to pursue a PhD. Learn more about DrPH, DVM, and how to advance your career with a master’s degree. This webinar will present diverse perspectives that will help individuals explore how furthering their education might impact their public health career.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1.      Describe the pros and cons of doctoral education in epidemiology

2.      Discuss strategies for advancing your career without a PhD The webinar will include panelists, Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH, CPH, Zintars Beldavs, MS, Beth Daly, MPH, and Jim Meek, MPH. Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH, CPH is a Public Health Veterinarian at Public Health – Seattle & King County. Zintars Beldavs, MS, oversees the Acute and Communicable Disease Section (ACDP) of the Oregon Health Authority. Beth Daly, MPH, serves as the Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, holds an academic appointment as an adjunct faculty member at Rivier University, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in Health Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jim Meek, MPH is the Associate Director of the Yale Emerging Infections Program at the Yale School of Public Health.

Register today to participate in the webinar.  Space is limited and group viewing is encouraged. The session will be recorded and archived in the CSTE Webinar Library.  If you have questions, please contact Malorie Polster at mpolster [at] cste [dot] org. Join the CSTE Workforce Subcommittee to receive future notices about other Early Career Professionals Workgroup activities.

CSTE Membership Benefits and Involvement:

If you are not currently a member of CSTE, consider purchasing a membership. Support from member dues adds value to the services and activities provided by CSTE. For more information about student memberships, click here.

As one member puts it:

“I think people should join CSTE to understand that we are part of a broader movement of professionals who are working to improve public health in America. It’s easy to feel siloed and frustrated, but being part of a larger movement emphasizes the fact that we can, and are, making a difference.”

Why become a student member?

  • Network with local, state, and federal epidemiologists
  • Build skills and experience towards your future career
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