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#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Dannelle Charles!

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Meet Dannelle Charles! She is a first-year MPH Candidate in the Epidemiology Department and is our second department representative on the Rollins Student Government Association. She’s interested in the health of Black and Indigenous/Latine health. Let’s hear more about her.


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, in 2022. While there, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Public Health.

 

What are your primary research interests?

My primary research interests are maternal and child health. I want to focus on the Black infant and maternal mortality rate, maternal substance use, and Black & Indigenous/Latine reproductive health. I am also interested in focusing on health disparities and family needs assessment.

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

Currently, I am working on a qualitative project focusing on identifying the barriers to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) adherence among Black women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. The primary focus is on Black women because of their low adherence rates to AET compared to white women. For this project, we interviewed both patients and providers.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

My favorite part about earning my degree at Emory thus far is the connections I’ve made with my peers! I appreciate that everyone genuinely wants to help each other out and is rooting for one another. I have noticed that we all have a similar theme in the trajectory that brought us here at Emory; you’ll always feel seen and heard here.

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

At Rollins, I would be mentored by faculty in my niche research interest and be in the public health capital of the world. What really drove me to pick Rollins was the exchange of positive experiences from alums when reflecting on their time in the program, from the courses to faculty to peer-to-peer interactions.

 

What advice do you have for people who may be interested in getting their MPH?

Go for it! What’s amazing about this degree and public health is that it’s multidisciplinary, so you’ll still be able to utilize what you’ve learned in these two years, regardless of your chosen career, after earning your MPH.

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I’m a first-generation graduate student.
  2. I’m a loud and proud Haitian-American.
  3. I have a three-octave range.

Thanks for talking with us, Dannelle! Tune in next week to see who we talk to next!


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Franchesca Amor Aguilar!

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Meet Franchesca Amor Aguilar! She is a first-year MPH Candidate in Epidemiology and one of the department representatives for the Rollins Student Government Association. Let’s meet her!


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Gettysburg College in May 2022. While there, I also got a minor in East Asian Studies on the Chinese track.

 

What are your primary research interests?

My primary research interests are infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine epidemiology, outbreak response, and health inequities. However, I am still discovering new research interests!

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

I’m currently working with the RECOVER Project under the Emory Health Services Research Center, an NIH-funded project focusing on understanding long COVID. I currently help organize and clean the data collected through REDCap from the five healthcare sites working with the Atlanta hub. (This project has several different hubs throughout the country!) In February, I will be working on a study with the CDC focusing on strategies to prevent respiratory illnesses among people who experience homelessness.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

I love how supportive everyone at Rollins is! I never feel like I have to “compete” with my classmates because we’re all willing to share information and knowledge. It really resembles the collaborative nature of the public health field!

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

I picked Rollins because of the friendly atmosphere here. I didn’t think a graduate school campus could feel so welcoming. I also loved the connections that RSPH has with other public health organizations because I knew that meant I could gain different work experience.

 

How have you been spending your free time?

Lately, I’ve been listening to audiobooks and learning Spanish. I’m currently listening to Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. (I just recently discovered it is also a Netflix series!)

 

What advice do you have for people who may be interested in getting their MPH?

If you’re even remotely interested in getting your MPH, just do it because you can learn so much about a little bit of everything! Ask questions, attend faculty/student panels, and visit the campus!

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I was the best female player at my undergrad’s e-sports competition in a Super Smash Bros tournament and finished top 10 overall!
  2. I was born and raised in Hawai’i, so I know a little Hawaiian and can speak Hawaiian Pidgin!
  3. I love to sing! I performed twice at my undergrad’s cultural talent show, once in English and once in Tagalog.

Thanks for talking with us, Franchesca! We loved getting to talk to you, and stay tuned to see who we’ll speak to next!


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Cameron Goetgeluck!

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Meet Cameron Goetgeluck! Cameron is a first-year MPH Candidate in Environmental Health & Epidemiology! Let’s see why he decided to come to Rollins!


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I attended the University of South Florida, majoring in Cell & Molecular Biology and minoring in Emergency Management.

 

What are your primary research interests?

I am interested in the environment’s role in disease transmission, and I would like to use that intersection to aid in outbreak investigations and study how disease strains evolve over time using epi-phylogenetics to inform control measures. I am also interested in emerging infectious diseases and exploring how exposure to toxicants can facilitate disease manifestation.

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

I am working with an Environmental Health professor–Dr. Mike Caudle–on how toxicants can impact nerve development. I am also working on a project focused on defining risk perception and the disparate impacts that hurricanes in South Florida can have.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

My favorite part about being at Rollins is being able to engage with world-class faculty that offer countless opportunities for students to participate and learn from. I also get to be part of a diverse cohort!

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I have a twin.
  2. I’ve both cliff jumped and hang glided before.
  3. Thanks to TicketMaster, I waited in lines for hours to get tickets to a Taylor Swift concert.

Thanks for talking with us, Cameron! Tune in next week to see who we talk to next!


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Sofia Oviedo!

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Meet Sofia Oviedo! She is a second-year MPH Candidate in the Epidemiology program. She joined our department from Texas A&M University and shared with us some of her experiences here at Rollins. Read more below!


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I graduated in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Texas A&M University.

 

What are your primary research interests?

My primary research interests are health services research, social epidemiology, chronic diseases, and health inequities. Systemic issues that affect social determinants of health play a significant role in access to quality and affordable healthcare in the United States, so I’m particularly interested in identifying barriers among those who need routine care.

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

Yes! I’m working with the American Cancer Society on a project examining the association between Medicaid expansion and changes in employment among cancer survivors. I am also working with Emory School of Medicine’s Health Services Research Center on a pilot grant looking at the impact of an electronic referral system for patients needing a kidney transplant on decreasing barriers to transplant.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

The collaborative environment! The students and the faculty are so supportive and want to see you succeed. Faculty are very open to talking about your interests and connecting you with other faculty if they–for whatever reason–can’t help you, and students are supportive of one another.

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

I was looking for a school with a supportive, non-competitive environment that fit my research interests that was also in proximity to public health organizations where I could gain work experience. Rollins checked all the boxes.

 

What has been your favorite class at Rollins thus far, and why?

I really enjoyed EPI 543 (Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology), taught by Dr. Amit Shah. I loved hearing researchers present their work on cardiovascular disease, and it was great to realize that there are so many diverse topics related to cardiovascular disease and public health.

 

How have you been spending your free time?

When the leaves were changing colors, I loved to go to Lullwater Preserve near campus to walk and see the different colors of the trees.

 

What is one place that you would recommend people visit (hiking location, restaurant, coffee shop, museum, neighborhood, etc.)?

Little Bangkok on Cheshire Bridge Rd has outstanding Thai and Chinese food! 10/10 recommend

 

What advice do you have for 1st years?

Keep your mind open to new topics and take classes in unfamiliar areas. You may find that you’re interested in them!

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I love to read science fiction and fantasy books.
  2. My favorite sports team is the Houston Rockets.
  3. I love to listen to music and make playlists.

Thanks for talking to us, Sofia! Please tune in next week to see who we talk to next!


#InsideAPE: Meet Kayleigh Nerhood!

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Meet Kayleigh Nerhood! She is a second-year MPH Candidate in Global Epidemiology who worked with a resettled refugee community in Clarkston, Georgia. Let’s hear about how she got her APE and some advice she has for students.


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I got my Bachelor of Science in Biology at Marshall University in West Virginia.

 

What are your primary research interests?

My primary research interests are infectious disease epidemiology, especially respiratory diseases. I also have a research interest in outbreak and emergency preparedness and response.

 

Tell us about your APE project.

I am working on a qualitative research study through the Emory Global Health Insitute (EGHI) Field Scholars Award Program that aims to understand the state of disaster preparedness of the resettled refugee community in Clarkston, Georgia. This summer, we did interviews with a variety of community organizations and leaders. We are now working on analyzing these interviews to share our findings with the community.

 

How did you find your APE project?

I attended the EGHI Field Scholars Award Networking Night last fall, where I learned about the project. I emailed the primary investigator right after the event to express my interest, had an interview, and was invited to join the team!

 

When did you start looking for an APE? When did your start working for your APE organization?

I started looking for an APE in about November last year and began working on my APE that December. I started so quickly because we needed to prepare for the EGHI Field Scholars Award application that was due early in the spring semester.

 

Are you pursuing/interested in any certificates? If so, was it difficult to meet your APE requirements?

I am pursuing the Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate. I was fortunate that my project aligned well with the certificate APE requirements, so it was not difficult to get my APE approved.

 

What has the experience been like so far?

It has been a great experience! I have learned so much about all the steps involved in designing and carrying out a research study. I have also been able to add qualitative research skills to my quantitative skills from epidemiology and biostatistics courses. It’s also been amazing to get to know the other students on my team, and I’ll always be thankful to my APE for bringing me these friendships!

 

How have you been spending your free time this summer? Anything interesting you’re doing?

My family took our two dogs to the beach this summer, the first time for both of them! They loved running around in the sand and playing in the waves.

 

Any advice for people looking for an APE?

Attend networking events! It’s a great way to learn about many exciting projects and research and see if you may enjoy working with the teams!

 

What are three fun facts you want people to know about you?
  1. I was born in Atlanta, but I hadn’t lived here before since I was a year old.
  2. In my free time, I love to crochet.
  3. To destress, I attend group fitness classes at Emory’s gym. The instructors and classes are fantastic. Go check them out!

Thanks for talking with us, Kayleigh! Tune in next week to see who we talk to next.


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Andres Miller!

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Meet Andres Miller! He is a second-year MPH Candidate in Global Epidemiology with various research interests nurtured through his experiences and time at Rollins! Andres shared with us some of his experiences.


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, I majored in Biology and minored in Urban Community Health.

 

What are your primary research interests?

My research interests are varied but centered around understanding the social and neighborhood dynamics that drive inequitable health outcomes in historically marginalized communities. I am particularly interested in chronic disease surveillance and translating epidemiologic methods into action to directly impact people.

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

I am working on a project highlighting methodologies and measurements used to approximate structural racism to benefit researchers exploring these topics. More recently, an old colleague has reached out to collaborate on building a small community assessment exploring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and educational outcomes for children in South Memphis. Although it is still in the works, I am excited to apply some of the tools I’ve learned in study design through my coursework to benefit communities similar to those that shaped me!

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

The collaboration! Emory has an extensive reach, and I appreciate the willingness of faculty and staff to get students involved in research and practical opportunities.

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

The biggest thing that stuck out to me was the access to the extensive network of Emory/Rollins alumni doing amazing things in the field of public health. I have worked as a public health professional in work and through travelling, and I was always struck by the care and intention I saw in Rollins graduates. Also, as an alumnus of the National Service, it felt great going to a place that invests in and recognizes the diverse perspectives that come from engaging in deep, meaningful service to your community.

 

What has been your favorite class at Rollins thus far, and why?

I would have to say EPI 542 (Epidemiology of Tuberculosis), which is a 7-week class. It was an excellent opportunity to hear from leaders–who are actively working in the field–share their experiences addressing outbreaks and scientific advancements. Being able to walk through a real-life case study with the CDC Tuberculosis Response team and asking them questions about their career paths did a lot for me. It really helped me visualize what my future career paths might look like!

 

How have you been spending your free time?

Free time? What do you mean?

But seriously, I enjoy making music in my free time, and I have had the opportunity to be in community with fellow students on the weekends. I am also a nature nerd and am all about the outdoors. Sometimes, I’ll hit the trails around Atlanta and randomly identify birds.

 

Do you have any advice for anyone looking for prospective public health students?

Public health is for everyone! No matter what experiences you may have had in your professional and academic life, your voice, skills, perspectives, and passions can provide valuable insight into the field.

 

What advice do you have for 1st years?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. I know we may have been conditioned for years to appear like we have all the answers, but science is all about knowing what you don’t know and being unafraid to admit it!

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I am multilingual. I speak 3 to 4 languages.
  2. I once recorded a gospel album.
  3. After the World Series last year, [NBA legend and television personality] Charles Barkley once bought me a drink (along with the rest of the bar).

 

Thank you for talking with us, Andres! We can’t wait for everyone to see who we talk to next!


#InsideAPE: Michaela Bonnett and the Emory Autism Center

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Meet Michaela Bonnett! She is a second-year MPH Candidate in Global Epidemiology with a research interest in developmental disabilities and delays in lower- and middle-income countries and underserved populations. Michaela takes us inside her APE to share her experience working with the Emory Autism Center.


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I got my Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

 

What are your primary research interests?

I am interested in developmental disabilities and delays, particularly autism. I especially want to focus on the detection and healthcare infrastructure associated with these concerns in low- and middle-income countries and underserved populations.

 

Tell us about your APE project.

I designed and conducted a brief study, which I submitted for IRB approval, focused on identifying sources of disparity in accessing and utilizing autism diagnostic and supportive services among children in Metro Atlanta. The study centered around a series of qualitative expert interviews with experienced daycare directors representing Atlanta’s diverse regions and population. My APE will culminate with a report of our findings that will be used as groundwork for more extensive future studies with the Emory Autism Center.

 

How did you find your APE project?

I conducted a series of informational interviews with Emory faculty, describing my research interests and goals. A very helpful professor put me in contact with the director of Emory Autism Center, and I worked together with him to design my APE from the ground up.

 

When did you start looking for an APE? When did you start working for your APE organization?

I started looking for my APE in December, at the end of my first semester. I started designing my APE with the Emory Autism Center in March of my second semester.

 

Are you pursuing/interested in any certificates? If so, was it difficult to meet your APE requirements?

I’m not pursuing a certificate; however, finding an APE that met my interests while meeting the global health requirement was challenging. I was lucky enough to discover that focusing on an underserved domestic population is also a way to meet the global health requirement that the EPI department has for GLEPI students.

 

What has the experience been like so far?

It has been great having hands-on research experience that has let me connect with the community. Still, I also get the unique experience of being a primary investigator on a study from start to finish. There have been frustrating moments, and I’ve had multiple setbacks, but I’ve also gained some really valuable mentors. Encompassing everything, the experience has been worth it!

 

Any advice for people looking for an APE?

It’s never too early to start looking but don’t panic if you don’t find something even after you’ve been looking for a while. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box if you want to do something really unique.

 

How have you been spending your free time this summer? Anything interesting that you’re doing?

I’ve primarily been working on my APE, but I’ve also gotten to do some fantastic hikes around Atlanta!

 

What are three fun facts you want people to know about you?
  1. I’ve lived on 3 continents, and I hope to get that number even higher.
  2. I love baking, especially desserts. I always make enough to share!
  3. I’m a Nebraskan, and I somehow miss the Midwest.

 

Thanks for sharing your APE experience with us, Michaela! Come back next week to see the next student who we feature!


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Mundayi Nlandu!

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Meet Mundayi Nlandu! She is a second-year MPH student interested in maternal and child health! Read more about her here!


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University in 2016. I also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations at the University of Cincinnati in 2020.

 

What are your primary research interests?

My primary research interests are in maternal and child health, reproductive health, women’s health, nutrition, and chronic disease.

 

Are there any exciting projects you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

Yes! I am currently working with the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) under the supervision of Dr. Helena Pachon to produce a manuscript reviewing and analyzing updated mandatory country-food fortification legislation, standards, and monitoring documents for maize flour, oil, rice, salt, and wheat flour. The idea is that the resource (manuscript) may eventually offer some guidance for food fortification programs globally.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

My favorite part about earning this degree at Emory is the passion, dedication, and rigor of the faculty, students, and the various courses. It inspires me to keep elevating as a public health professional.

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

Rollins was my top pick because of the location, opportunities, and alignment of research interests through the different courses provided and the faculty.

 

What has been your favorite class at Rollins thus far, and why?

I am currently taking EPI 516 (Issues in Women’s Health), which is eye-opening! The different speakers in each class keep it very engaging, and the students’ questions are posted at the end of each class. Overall, I think it’s interesting to see the overlap in the categories across the various topics. For example, we discussed hormones related to diet and exercise, hormonal replacement therapy, and osteoporosis.

 

What is one place that you’d recommend people to visit?

A cute restaurant I’d recommend is Folk Art!

 

What advice do you have for 1st years?

Pace yourself, have grace for yourself, enjoy the journey, and know that you will get through every semester. Also, find accountability classmates or study partners that check in with you, and vice versa, as this may help you stay motivated and focused during the more hectic weeks you’ll encounter.

 

What are three fun facts about you?
  1. I love parks.
  2. I enjoy watching documentaries or series based on a true story.
  3. I love listening to music, especially soca and afrobeats.

 

Thanks for talking with us, Mundayi! Tune in next week to see who we talk to next!


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Jeffrey Osei!

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Meet Jeffrey Osei! Jeffrey is a second-year MPH candidate in Epidemiology, and he is from Ghana. We caught up with Jeffrey to share more about what he’s doing here at Rollins, his experience, and his advice for 1st years.


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I had my medical training in Ghana between 2011 and 2017. I am a proud alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – School of Medicine and Dentistry.

 

What are your primary research interests?

I am interested in genomics and clinical research in cardiovascular disease. Genomics is so informative and helpful for clinically managing various inherited cardiovascular diseases. Also, ensuring that we put out safe and effective treatments is important to me, especially since I worked directly with patients in Ghana.

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

I am currently working on many interesting projects with Dr. Amit Shah, a cardiologist and a professor at Rollins. Most of our projects involve using devices such as smartwatches, portable patches, and handheld electrocardiogram devices to track participants’ health (primarily physiological data). For example, we hope to find the relationship between brain activities and cardiovascular outcomes such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and heart attack.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

An MPH provides a better understanding of how social, economic, and cultural issues may affect people, and we tend to focus on improving the quality of care for all communities. Everyone at Rollins has the same passion for improving health outcomes for everyone, and the research we are doing here will have such an enormous impact. Also, getting an MPH has helped me become more well-rounded in healthcare, allowing me to become a better physician.

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

After going through the top 5 schools in the US, I really looked into the work being done at each school. I wanted the chance to gain more experience in research, and I also looked into the careers and research opportunities that students were able to participate in. Rollins has projects and faculty that I could learn a lot from.

 

What has been your favorite class at Rollins thus far, and why?

My favorite class has been Dr. Binongo’s BIOS 500 class (Statistical Methods I). Biostatistics and epidemiology have a close relationship, with both fields trying to take a quantitative approach to solve complicated problems. As epidemiologists, we study the distribution, patterns, and trends in disease and determinants of health, and the numbers we get undergo a lot of statistical analysis to affirm their significance. Dr. Binongo taught us how to properly communicate those numbers with confidence, and he has a personality that made learning with him fun. I’m even taking another class taught by him.

 

As an international student, how has your experience at Rollins been so far? How has the department supported your success here?

When I first got here, everything was new to me. I was frightened and excited at the same time. I wasn’t sure if I could thrive in this weather, make new friends here, and live in harmony with everyone on campus. But, it turned out that RSPH had big plans for international students who had moved to the US for the first time. We had many opportunities to meet and chat with people from diverse backgrounds. I learned there were other people who, like me, were even more nervous and eager to meet new friends. As an international student, I have received much support from the EPI department and RSPH. I can confidently say that RSPH is my new home, far away from home!

 

How have you been spending your free time?

I pass through ALL RSPH events/meetings. There is always something happening, and students have the chance to be exposed to so much here. Also, events on campus are a great source of free food!

 

What advice do you have for 1st years?

Manage your time well and network with your professors! “Charity begins at home,” and so does networking. Start with your professors and classmates, and they will help shape a path for you!

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I love being outdoors, such as playing soccer or hanging out with friends.
  2. I love food, so long as it treats my tastebuds well.
  3. I love to dance.

 

Thanks for talking with us, Jeffrey! Join us next week to see who we speak to next!


#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Sabrina Chow!

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Meet Sabrina Chow! Sabrina is a second-year MPH candidate in our Environmental Health and Epidemiology program. She shared with us some of her experiences at Rollins.


Tell us about your academic history/where you went to school.

I graduated in May 2021 from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, with two Bachelors of Science, one in Biology and the other in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (essentially, Brandeis’s public health major). 

 

What are your primary research interests?

My primary research interest is studying how environmental factors affect health outcomes in vulnerable populations. I am particularly interested in exploring how air pollution and social and environmental determinants accentuate these outcomes, using exposure assessment and epidemiologic methods.

 

Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

Yes! I am working on a project with some professors in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health on a mission with NASA. The mission–the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation–is the first NASA-funded mission that seeks to understand how different types of air pollution affect human health. I am specifically helping with field sampling and supporting field operators worldwide.

 

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

My favorite part about Emory is the collaboration between students and faculty, and how inclusive the Rollins/Emory community has been. I’ve been able to form strong relationships with my faculty and peers, who have been a huge support for me in my endeavors.

 

When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you to pick Rollins?

I really appreciated having faculty reach out directly to me, offering to chat about my interests, while I was making my decisions and the research opportunities that were available at Rollins.

 

What has been your favorite class at Rollins thus far, and why?

Not specifically a favorite class, but I have really loved the toxicology classes that I’ve taken. EH 520 is Human Toxicology, and EHS 740 is Molecular Toxicology. I think I really loved the classes because the professor Dr. Mike Caudle made the class engaging and the topic exciting. Being able to learn about applied toxicology in the public health world has really helped me better understand the role that toxicology plays in environmental health.

 

How have you been spending your free time?

I really love hiking around Georgia. I would highly recommend getting a state park pass to explore all the nature that the state has to offer!

 

What advice do you have for 1st years?

Be open and willing to see everything that Rollins has to offer. We are one of the biggest public health programs in the country, so the opportunities are really endless. Take your time to take everything in before you narrow down an area that you want to settle in, because there may be something out there that you don’t even know you love yet!

 

Do you have any additional advice for prospective public health students?

Reach out to current students go gain their perspective on Rollins and ask questions! And don’t be afraid to reach out to faculty either. You can also visit rollinsambassadors.com, if you want to be connected with one of the great student ambassadors.

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I love doing community service work at Rollins and in the metro Atlanta area.
  2. I’m a “professional” photographer.
  3. I love to travel.

 

Thanks for talking with us, Sabrina! We can’t wait to introduce you to the next person part in our department!


Upcoming Events

  • EPI x HPM Mixer: Jeopardy Night February 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm RRR_RL20 Event Type: Student EventEvent exclusive for students in the EPI and HPM department. Pizza and soda will be provided. Students from the two departments will go head to head to win at the game of Jeopardy.
  • ABPHS Undergraduate Public Health Pipeline Panel/Mixer February 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 8th Floor R Randall Rollins Event Type: Networking,Student Event,Career EventSpeaker: Varied Panelist; Students and Faculty at RollinsEvent to expose Black/African American undergraduate students to various paths within public health. Black/African American students and faculty at Rollins are encouraged to attend for networking and fellowship.
  • Gangarosa Dept. of Envt Health Networking Night February 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm R. Randall Rollins Ballroom Event Type: NetworkingContact Name: Colton NettletonContact Email: colton.nettleton@emory.eduFor students, alumni, and partners interested in environmental health. RSVP by Feb. 12 at forms.gle…

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